3719.063 Liability for administration of naltrexone.

In the absence of gross negligence or intentional misconduct, a person who administers the drug naltrexone by injection, the person's employer, and the facility at which the drug is administered are not liable in any civil action or subject to criminal prosecution or professional discipline for any injury or damage caused by the injection or drug if all of the following conditions are met:

(A) The individual to whom the drug is administered is unable to have it administered as follows:

(1) By a person who routinely administers the drug to the individual;

(2) At the facility at which the drug is routinely administered to the individual;

(3) Under the direction of the drug's prescriber.

(B) The person who administers the drug under this section is legally authorized to administer it by injection but is not the prescriber of the drug or one who routinely administers it to the individual.

(C) The drug is provided to the person who administers it under this section in either of the following ways:

(1) By the individual to whom it is administered;

(2) By the pharmacy that has a record of a prescription for the drug in the name of the individual to whom it is administered.

(D) The person who administers the drug under this section is authorized to do so by that person's employer or the facility at which the drug is administered.


Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 119, §1, eff. 3/20/2019.