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SF 2120

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 08/29/2019 11:37am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; authorizing employees of a correctional facility to
administer opiate antagonists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 151.37,
subdivision 12.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 151.37, subdivision 12, is amended to read:

Subd. 12.

Administration of opiate antagonists for drug overdose.

(a) A licensed
physician, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse authorized to prescribe drugs
pursuant to section 148.235, or a licensed physician assistant authorized to prescribe drugs
pursuant to section 147A.18 may authorize the following individuals to administer opiate
antagonists, as defined in section 604A.04, subdivision 1:

(1) an emergency medical responder registered pursuant to section 144E.27;

(2) a peace officer as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraphs (c) and (d);
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(3) new text beginemployees of a correctional facility; and
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new text begin (4) new text endstaff of community-based health disease prevention or social service programs.

(b) For the purposes of this subdivision, opiate antagonists may be administered by one
of these individuals only if:

(1) the licensed physician, licensed physician assistant, or licensed advanced practice
registered nurse has issued a standing order to, or entered into a protocol with, the individual;

(2) the individual has training in the recognition of signs of opiate overdose and the use
of opiate antagonists as part of the emergency response to opiate overdose.

(c) Nothing in this section prohibits the possession and administration of naloxone
pursuant to section 604A.04.