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2014 House Bill 5405: Heroin overdose treatment package

Public Act 313 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on March 11, 2014 To grant immunity from criminal prosecution or administrative sanction to a medical professional or pharmacist who prescribes, dispenses, possesses, or administers an “opioid antagonist” (such as Naloxone) to someone the person believes in good faith to be suffering a heroin or opioid related overdose.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 11, 2014
Reported in the House on May 15, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on May 27, 2014 (same description)
To grant immunity from criminal prosecution or administrative sanction to a medical professional or pharmacist who prescribes, dispenses, possesses, or administers an “opioid antagonist” (such as Naloxone) to someone the person believes in good faith to be suffering a heroin or opioid related overdose.
Received in the Senate on May 28, 2014
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 28, 2014
Reported in the Senate on September 11, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 24, 2014 (same description)
To grant immunity from criminal prosecution or administrative sanction to a medical professional or pharmacist who prescribes, dispenses, possesses, or administers an “opioid antagonist” (such as Naloxone) to someone the person believes in good faith to be suffering a heroin or opioid related overdose.
Received in the House on September 24, 2014
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on October 2, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 13, 2014

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