2018 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.
- 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.