2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 4 - HEALTH REGULATIONS GENERALLY
ARTICLE 9 - EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION OF OPIATE ANTAGONIST ACT
SECTION 35-4-904 - Standing order for opiate antagonist; drug overdose treatment policy; rules.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-4-904 (2018)

35-4-904. Standing order for opiate antagonist; drug overdose treatment policy; rules.

(a) A practitioner acting in good faith and exercising reasonable care may prescribe by a standing order an opiate antagonist to an entity that, in the course of the entity's official duties or business, may be in a position to assist a person experiencing an opiate related drug overdose.

(b) An entity prescribed an opiate antagonist by standing order shall establish a drug overdose treatment policy in accordance with rules adopted by the department of health. The drug overdose treatment policy shall:

(i) Provide for the designation of individuals to receive training and instructional materials on how to recognize and respond to an opiate related drug overdose and ensure that a person to whom an opiate antagonist has been administered receives additional medical care and a medical evaluation;

(ii) Provide for reporting to the department of health, in the manner and form prescribed by the department, all opiate related drug overdoses for which an opiate antagonist is administered.

(c) The Wyoming state board of medicine and the Wyoming state board of nursing may adopt rules as necessary to implement and administer prescription of an opiate antagonist by a standing order.

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