Pharmacy Commission: Hospital EDs Can Distribute Naloxone

The (Pharmacy Quality Assurance) Commission’s position is that RCW 69.41.095, among other things, authorizes a hospital emergency department, pursuant to practitioner’s prescription, standing order, or protocol, to distribute opioid overdose reversal medication to people at risk of overdose or to first responders, family members, or other persons or entities in a position to assist such at-risk people.”

Read the Jan. 19 Policy Statement – Naloxone Distribution from ED