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2014 House Bill 5604: Extend heroin overdose treatment immunities
Introduced by Rep. Bill LaVoy (D) on May 27, 2014
To prohibit charging or prosecuting an individual for illegal drug possession or use based on the person seeking medical treatment for a heroin overdose, and grant immunity from lawsuits, criminal prosecution or administrative sanction to a person who in good faith administers an “opioid antagonist” (such as Naloxone) to such a person. The bill would also require the state-authorized “medical control authorities” responsible for establishing certain treatment protocols in a county or region to establish protocols that require ambulances to carry an “opioid antagonist”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 27, 2014