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2014 House Bill 5405: Heroin overdose treatment package

Public Act 313 of 2014

  1. 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.   Full 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.
    1. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on May 27, 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. 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.
    1. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 24, 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  3. Received in the House on September 24, 2014.
    1. Passed 109 to 0 in the House on October 2, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  4. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 13, 2014.

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