4729.514 Procurement of naloxone by service entity.

(A) As used in this section, "service entity" means a public or private entity that provides services to individuals who there is reason to believe may be at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose. "Service entity" includes a college or university, school, local health department, community addiction services provider, court, probation department, halfway house, prison, jail, community residential center, homeless shelter, or similar entity.

(B) A service entity may procure naloxone for use in emergency situations.

(C) A service entity or an employee, volunteer, or contractor of a service entity is not liable for or subject to any of the following for injury, death, or loss to person or property that allegedly arises from an act or omission associated with procuring, maintaining, accessing, or using naloxone under this section, unless the act or omission constitutes willful or wanton misconduct: damages in any civil action, prosecution in any criminal proceeding, or professional disciplinary action.

This section does not eliminate, limit, or reduce any other immunity or defense that a service entity or an employee, volunteer, or contractor of a service entity may be entitled to under Chapter 2305. or any other provision of the Revised Code or under the common law of this state.

Cite as R.C. § 4729.514

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 319, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.