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Regulating opioid medications at educational institutions

AN ACT Relating to opioid overdose medication at kindergarten through twelfth grade schools and higher education institutions; amending RCW 28A.210.260 and 28A.210.270; adding new sections to chapter 28A.210 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 28B.10 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 43.70 RCW; and creating a new section.

EFFECT OF 1ST SUBSTITUTE ON ORIGINAL BILL:
Provides that, if a student is injured or harmed due to the administration of opioid-overdose medication that a health care practitioner has prescribed and a pharmacist has dispensed to a school, the practitioner and pharmacist may not be held responsible for the injury unless he or she acted with conscious disregard for safety.

EFFECT OF 2ND SUBSTITUTE (Appropriations)
(1) Removes the requirements for public schools and institutions of higher education to report to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, and their local health department on opioid-related overdose information. (2) Removes the requirement for the Department of Health to coordinate with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to prepare summaries of the opioid-related overdose information provided by public schools and institutions of higher education. (3) Removes intent language related to reporting requirements.

Hearing Date: Monday, February 05, 2018 -- 1:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2390&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)