Source: Mental Health and Addiction News Now
On June 24, the Ohio General Assembly approved a naloxone “standing order” measure.
House Bill 4 would allow a physician to issue a protocol that authorizes others to furnish naloxone to an individual who is at risk of overdosing or to an individual who might be able to assist another person during an opioid-induced overdose.
Under current law, prescribers have to be present when naloxone is furnished. The bill received unanimous support in both chambers and includes an emergency clause so the bill will be effective immediately upon Governor John Kasich’s signature.