2016 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 21 - Food And Drugs
Chapter 21-28.9 - The Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act of 2016
Section 21-28.9-3 - Authority to administer opioid antagonists – Release from liability.

RI Gen L § 21-28.9-3 (2016) What's This?

§ 21-28.9-3 Authority to administer opioid antagonists – Release from liability.

(a) A person may administer an opioid antagonist to another person if:

(1) They, in good faith, believe the other person is experiencing a drug overdose; and

(2) They act with reasonable care in administering the drug to the other person.

(b) A person who administers an opioid antagonist to another person pursuant to this section shall not be subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution as a result of the administration of the drug.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2016, ch. 1, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 2, § 1.)

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