2016 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 36 - Public Health and Safety
§ 36-2267 Administration of opioid antagonist; exemption from civil liability; definition

AZ Rev Stat § 36-2267 (2016) What's This?

36-2267. Administration of opioid antagonist; exemption from civil liability; definition

A. A person may administer an opioid antagonist that is prescribed or dispensed pursuant to section 32-1979 or 36-2266 in accordance with the protocol specified by the physician, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or other health professional to a person who is experiencing an opioid-related overdose.

B. A person who in good faith and without compensation administers an opioid antagonist to a person who is experiencing an opioid-related overdose is not liable for any civil or other damages as the result of any act or omission by the person rendering the care or as the result of any act or failure to act to arrange for further medical treatment or care for the person experiencing the overdose, unless the person while rendering the care acts with gross negligence, wilful misconduct or intentional wrongdoing.

C. For the purposes of this section, " person" includes an employee of a school district or charter school who is acting in the person's official capacity.

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