Training and Info for Administration of Naloxone
In 2014, Tennessee became the 18th state to pass and support a “Good Samaritan” civil immunity law permitting the prescribing and dispensing of the opioid antagonist naloxone HCl to any at-risk persons, their family members, or friends, and allows them to administer it to a person believed to be experiencing an opioid overdose. The legislation went into effect on July 1, 2014, and requires these individuals to receive basic instruction – including taking a quiz and printing a certificate – about how to administer Naloxone. The Tennessee Department of Health has developed the required training. For more information about this new law (Public Chapter 623) and links to the required training, quiz, and certificate, visit http://health.tn.gov/Naloxone/.