Current law allows specific entities to purchase opiate antagonists through the opiate antagonist bulk purchase fund (fund) and also allows specific entities to receive opiate antagonists pursuant to standing orders and protocols. The bill aligns these sections of law so that:
- A unit of local government may purchase opiate antagonists through the fund pursuant to a standing order and protocol; and
- A harm reduction organization, law enforcement agency, or first responder to which opiate antagonists have been prescribed or dispensed through a standing order and protocol may purchase the opiate antagonists through the fund.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)