Section 4729.514 | Procurement of naloxone by service entity.
(A) As used in this section, "service entity" means a public or private entity that may provide services to or interact with individuals who there is reason to believe may be at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose. "Service entity" includes a church or other place of worship, college or university, school, library, health department operated by the board of health of a city or general health district, 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 and maintain naloxone for either or both of the following purposes:
(1) To use in emergency situations;
(2) To permit an employee, volunteer, or contractor of the service entity to personally furnish a supply of naloxone pursuant to a protocol established under section 3707.561, 4723.485, 4730.435, or 4731.941 of the Revised Code.
(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, using, or personally furnishing 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.
Available Versions of this Section
- April 6, 2017 – Enacted by Senate Bill 319, 131st General Assembly [ View April 6, 2017 Version ]
- October 17, 2019 – Amended by House Bill 166, 133rd General Assembly [ View October 17, 2019 Version ]
- December 16, 2020 – Amended by House Bill 341, 133rd General Assembly [ View December 16, 2020 Version ]