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Opiate Antagonist Bulk Purchase And Standing Orders

Concerning the bulk purchase of opiate antagonists pursuant to a standing order.
2021 Regular Session
Public Health
Bill Summary

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 act 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 this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/15/2021 Signed Act PDF
    04/08/2021 Final Act PDF
    04/05/2021 Rerevised PDF
    04/01/2021 Revised PDF
    03/16/2021 Reengrossed PDF
    03/12/2021 Engrossed PDF
    02/23/2021 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details