Baltimore City Naloxone Standing Orders

Baltimore City Naloxone Standing Orders

Maryland Law SB 516: Public Health – Overdose Response Program expands access to the lifesaving drug, naloxone, or Narcan, a medication that reverses the effect of opioid overdose. As a result of this law on October 1, 2015, Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, issued a jurisdiction-wide standing order for naloxone to be dispensed by pharmacies and overdose response program employees or volunteers. Baltimore City’s standing order model will help to expand access to naloxone to those at-risk of experiencing an opioid overdose in Baltimore City and make it easier for people to get naloxone from their local pharmacist when they need it.

On October 1, 2015 Baltimore City became the first jurisdiction in Maryland to expand access to naloxone using a standing order.

Resources of Pharmacies

Standing Orders Procedures document

Naloxone Standing Order RX

CNPC naloxone access document

Naloxone Resources

Naloxone NASAL Instructions

Naloxone EVZIO Instructions

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