An Act Regarding the Dispensing of Naloxone Hydrochloride by Pharmacists
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, the State is facing a crisis due to the rapidly increasing number of opioid-related drug overdose deaths; 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-§2, ¶¶A-2 and C-2 are enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 32 MRSA §13815, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 508, §5, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
§ 13815. Authorization
This subsection is repealed July 1, 2019.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.