An Act To Allow Corrections Officers To Administer Naloxone
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, corrections officers in regional and county jails need naloxone hydrochloride available for situations involving individuals who are overdosing on drugs; and
Whereas, these situations may occur at any time and naloxone hydrochloride must be made immediately available; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §2353, sub-§3, as amended by PL 2015, c. 508, §3, is further amended to read:
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.