Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Opioid Overdose Prevention and Reporting [R23-1-OPIOID]


216-RICR-20-20-5 INACTIVE RULE

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Title 216 Rhode Island Department of Health
Chapter 20 Community Health
Subchapter 20 Drugs
Part 5 Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Opioid Overdose Prevention and Reporting [R23-1-OPIOID]
Type of Filing Adoption
Regulation Status Inactive View Active Rule
Effective 10/23/2014 to 10/23/2014

Regulation Authority :

RIGL 23-1

Purpose and Reason :

These regulations establish the procedures for administration of Naloxone (Narcan) to an individual experiencing an opioid overdose or suspected overdose, and mandatory procedures for health care professionals and hospitals to report all opioid overdoses or suspected overdoses. Two technical corrections were made in version that was submitted for public hearing. Due to an editing error when combining the two emergency regulations, "pharmacist" had been omitted from definition of healthcare provider. The Department of Health has activated a web-based reporting system to replace the old e-mail reporting protocol. The e-mail address was replaced with the web URL to be used for reporting.

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