S.2092 - Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/06/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/14/2014 Committee on United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2092 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/06/2014)
Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2014 - Exempts from liability for harm caused by the emergency administration of an opioid overdose drug:
- a health care professional who prescribes or provides such a drug to an individual at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose, or to another person in a position to assist such individual, if the individual has been educated about opioid overdose prevention and treatment by the health care professional or as part of a government opioid overdose program;
- a person who provides such a drug for emergency administration to an individual authorized to receive it as part of an opioid overdose program; and
- a person who provides for emergency administration of such a drug to an individual who reasonably appears to have suffered an overdose from heroin or another opioid if such person obtained such drug from a health care professional or as part of an opioid overdose program and was educated by such professional or program in the proper administration of such drug.
Makes such exemptions inapplicable if the harm was caused by gross negligence or reckless misconduct.