Friday, July 12, 2013

Naloxone laws to reduce overdose - update

Back by popular demand is the map of U.S. states with legislation improving lay naloxone access. This post was delayed by a very active legislative season which I think has slowed down for the moment. As usual, this may have errors so please comment and I'll correct. 

This time I've only included states on the map (in black) with existing legislation improving lay naloxone access (e.g. not Oklahoma and Ohio as those bills target first responder access to naloxone, and not pending legislation that improves access in states - like California - that already have it). There are now lay naloxone access laws in CA, CO, CT, IL, KY, MA, MD, NJ, NC, NM, NY, OR, RI, VA, VT, WA, and the District of Columbia.

Unsuccessful bills this season included Maine and West Virginia.

Here's a summary from the Network for Public Health Law of naloxone (and Good Samaritan) laws that is kept regularly updated.

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