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2014 Senate Bill 860: Heroin overdose treatment package
  1. Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on March 11, 2014, to permit doctors to prescribe and pharmacists to dispense an “opioid antagonist” including naloxone hydrochloride to the friends or family of individuals who may suffer a heroin overdose.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 11, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 1, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 4, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 4, 2014.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 4, 2014, to permit doctors to prescribe and pharmacists to dispense an “opioid antagonist” including naloxone hydrochloride to the friends or family of individuals who may suffer a heroin overdose. The bill would grant lawsuit liability to doctors and pharmacists for this.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 4, 2014.

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