2017 Mississippi Code
Title 41 - Public Health
Chapter 29 - Poisons, Drugs and Other Controlled Substances
Article 5 - Other Narcotic Drug Regulations
§ 41-29-321. Opioid antagonist administration training for first responders

Universal Citation: MS Code § 41-29-321 (2017)
  • The Mississippi State Department of Health shall create and offer training for first responders that meets the following criteria:
    • (a) The course content must include:
      • (i) The signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose;
      • (ii) The protocols and procedures for administration of an opioid antagonist;
      • (iii) The signs and symptoms of an adverse reaction to an opioid antagonist;
      • (iv) The protocols and procedures to stabilize the patient if an adverse response occurs;
      • (v) The procedures for storage, transport and security of the opioid antagonist.
    • (b) The method of opioid antagonist administration being taught.
    • (c) Training will be overseen by a physician or pharmacist licensed in this state.
    • (d) Subject to the oversight required in paragraph (c) of this section, training may be provided by the employer of the first responder.
    • (e) First responders trained to possess and administer opioid antagonists must be retrained at least every three (3) years.
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