Opioid Overdose Prevention and Reporting (216-RICR-20-20-5)

216-RICR-20-20-5 ACTIVE RULE

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5.3Prescribing, Dispensing and Administering Opioid Antagonists


Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 20 Community Health
Subchapter 20 Drugs
Part 5 Opioid Overdose Prevention and Reporting (216-RICR-20-20-5)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 07/26/2022

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-1

Purpose and Reason:

This rule is being promulgated to replace the definition of "Naloxone (Narcan)" with the generic term "Opioid Antagonist;" adds the definition of "BHDDH" and "person at risk of experiencing a drug related overdose;" revises the definitions of "healthcare professional" "opioid" "patient" and "patient information;" clarifies the prescribing, dispensing, and administering opioid antagonists responsibilities for healthcare professionals and persons; permits anyone to administer opioid antagonists; and requires hospitals to report additional information of persons who have experienced and opioid related overdose within 48 hours.