An Act To Expand Access To Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Medication
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §2353, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 579, §1, is amended to read:
(1) The health care professional has an established health care professional-patient relationship with the individual; and
(2) The individual is at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose.
A health care professional who prescribes naloxone hydrochloride to a member of an individual's immediate family in accordance with this paragraph shall document in the individual's patient medical record the name of each family member who receives such a prescription and the health care professional's intention that the naloxone hydrochloride be administered to the individual.
Nothing in this subsection affects the provisions of law relating to maintaining the confidentiality of medical records.
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §2353, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
The department shall adopt rules to implement this subsection. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Sec. 3. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)
Medical Care - Payments to Providers 0147
Initiative: Provides funding to allow for the prescription of naloxone hydrochloride by standing order to friends of and other persons in a position to assist an individual at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose in addition to immediate family members.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$28,448||$28,296|
|FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND||2015-16||2016-17|
|FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL||$47,352||$47,504|