House Bill #8333 (2018)

AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016

Requires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics and allows police and medical personnel to provide an opioid antagonist.

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  • 2018 – H 8333
  • 2018 – H 8333 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC005937
  • LC005937/SUB A/2
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE
  • PREVENTION ACT OF 2016
  • Introduced By: Representatives Bennett, Canario, Vella-Wilkinson, Walsh, and
  • Lombardi
  • Date Introduced: June 20, 2018
  • Referred To: House Health, Education & Welfare
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 21-28.9-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 21-28.9 entitled "The Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act of 2016" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 21-28.9-3. Authority to administer opioid antagonists – Release from liability.
  • (a) A person may administer an opioid antagonist to another person if:
  • (1) They, in good faith, believe the other person is experiencing a drug overdose; and
  • (2) They act with reasonable care in administering the drug to the other person.
  • (b) A person who administers an opioid antagonist to another person pursuant to this section shall not be subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution as a result of the administration of the drug.
  • (c) State and municipal law enforcement personnel and emergency medical personnel to include, but not limited to, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics and fire department personnel may provide and transfer an opioid antagonist to an individual or to their responsible family member, friend of other person along with instructions on administration and use of the opioid antagonist, to provide opioid overdose protection to the individual, in the good faith judgment of the law enforcement or emergency medical personnel, who is at substantial risk of experiencing an opioid related overdose event. Law enforcement and/or emergency medical personnel may exercise their good faith judgment based on their experience, training, knowledge, observations and information provided by the individual at substantial risk of experiencing an opioid related overdose event or from the individual's family, friend or others with knowledge of the individual's prior opioid use.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC005937 ========
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC005937/SUB A/2 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE
  • PREVENTION ACT OF 2016
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  • This act would allow police and medical personnel to provide an opioid antagonist with instructions for use to individuals or their family who are at risk of future overdose.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC005937 ========
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC005937/SUB A/2 ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for PASSAGE

June 20, 2018 at 9:59pm
Yeas: 73 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 2 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha NV
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez NV
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y

Floor vote for Passage

June 23, 2018 at 9:38pm
Yeas: 27 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 10 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere NV
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley NV
Sen. Cote NV
Sen. Coyne NV
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte NV
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag NV
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee NV
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Lombardi NV
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan NV
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell NV
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE

June 23, 2018 at 10:09pm
Yeas: 54 / Nays: 1 / Not voting: 20 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros NV
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario NV
Rep. Carson NV
Rep. Casey NV
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin NV
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha NV
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty NV
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn NV
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard NV
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia NV
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee NV
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier NV
Rep. Morgan NV
Rep. Morin NV
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry NV
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi N
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell NV
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts NV
Rep. Ruggiero NV
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield NV