Bill Text: MI SB0829 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Health; other; opioid antagonists; allow prescribers to prescribe and pharmacists to dispense to public libraries under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 17744b of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.17744b). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0828'18

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-02-15 - Referred To Committee On Health Policy [SB0829 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2017-SB0829-Introduced.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE BILL No. 829

 

 

February 15, 2018, Introduced by Senators O'BRIEN and JONES and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

 

 

     A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled

 

"Public health code,"

 

by amending section 17744b (MCL 333.17744b), as amended by 2016 PA

 

384.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 17744b. (1) Notwithstanding any provision of this act to

 

the contrary, a prescriber may issue a prescription for and a

 

dispensing prescriber or pharmacist may dispense an opioid

 

antagonist to any of the following:

 

     (a) An individual patient at risk of experiencing an opioid-

 

related overdose.

 

     (b) A family member, friend, or other individual in a position

 

to assist an individual at risk of experiencing an opioid-related

 

overdose.

 

     (c) A school board for purposes of section 1179b of the


revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1179b.

 

     (d) A person other than an individual that meets all of the

 

following requirements:

 

     (i) Acts at the direction of the prescriber or dispensing

 

prescriber.

 

     (ii) Upon receipt of an opioid antagonist, stores the opioid

 

antagonist in compliance with this part.

 

     (iii) Dispenses or administers an opioid antagonist under a

 

valid prescription issued to an individual or a patient.

 

     (iv) Performs the requirements under this subsection without

 

charge or compensation.

 

     (e) A public library for purposes of the administration of

 

opioid antagonists by library employees act.   

 

     (2) When issuing a prescription for or dispensing an opioid

 

antagonist as authorized under this section to a school board, a

 

public library, or a person other than a patient, the prescriber,

 

dispensing prescriber, or pharmacist, as appropriate, shall insert

 

the name of the school board, the public library, or the person as

 

the name of the patient.

 

     (3) Notwithstanding any provision of this act to the contrary,

 

a person that is acting in good faith and with reasonable care may

 

possess and dispense an opioid antagonist.

 

     (4) Notwithstanding any provision of this act to the contrary,

 

a school employee who is a licensed registered professional nurse

 

or who is trained in the administration of an opioid antagonist

 

under section 1179b of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL

 

380.1179b, may possess and administer an opioid antagonist


dispensed to a school board under this section.

 

     (5) Notwithstanding any provision of this act to the contrary,

 

a public library employee or agent who is trained in the

 

administration of an opioid antagonist under the administration of

 

opioid antagonists by library employees act may possess and

 

administer an opioid antagonist dispensed to a public library under

 

this section.

 

     (6) (5) A prescriber who issues a prescription for or a

 

dispensing prescriber or pharmacist who dispenses an opioid

 

antagonist as authorized under this section is not liable in a

 

civil action for a properly stored and dispensed opioid antagonist

 

that was a proximate cause of injury or death to an individual due

 

to the administration of or failure to administer the opioid

 

antagonist.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.

 

     Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect

 

unless Senate Bill No._828                                    

 

          of the 99th Legislature is enacted into law.

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