The bill authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe an opiate antagonist.
The bill requires a pharmacist who dispenses an opioid to an individual to inform the individual of the potential dangers of a high dose of opioid and offer to prescribe the individual an opiate antagonist if:
- In the pharmacist's professional judgment, the individual would benefit from the information;
- The individual has a history of prior opioid overdose or substance use disorder;
- The individual is, at the same time, prescribed a benzodiazepine, a sedative hypnotic drug, carisoprodol, tramadol, or gabapentin; or
- The opioid prescription being dispensed is at or in excess of 90 morphine milligram equivalent.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)