The Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services on Monday voted for a bill to enable schools to get drugs to counter the effects of an opioid overdose.
Statute already allows school officials to get a pharmacist or doctor to get Epi-pens that counter anaphylactic shock. AB205 adds auto-injector devices containing drugs such as Narcan that can quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose to the existing statute.
The bill also authorizes a school nurse or other employee trained in the use of the drugs to administer to someone experiencing shock or an opioid overdose.
The bill includes liability protection for the person administering the shot.
AB205 requires the school district to report within 30 days after the last day of the school year the number of doses of the drugs administered in each school.
The vote in committee was unanimous. AB205 goes to the Assembly floor for a vote.