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Naloxone at Higher Education

Public at 19-191 Section 7

Effective July 1, 2019

By January 1, 2020 Institutions of Higher Education in Connecticut must:

  1. Develop and implement a policy pertaining to the use of naloxone at their institution
  2. Submit the policy to the Department of Consumer Protection (using the process outlined below)
  3. Post the policy approved by the Department of Consumer Protection to the institution's internet website.

Please submit your policy to the Department of Consumer Protection, Drug Control Division using the following form here.

The policy must include the following information:

  • A designated a medical professional or public safety professional to overseeing the purchase, storage and distribution of opioid antagonists on each campus
  • The location(s) on each campus where the opioid antagonists are stored
  • A mechanism for informing the students and employees of the such institution about the locations of the opioid antagonists
  • Information about the required maintenance of the supply of the opioid antagonists in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines including:
    • Inspection for expired opioid antagonists
    • Replacement of used or expired opioid antagonists
    • Storage of the opioid antagonists 
  • Require that a representative of the institution call 911 or notify a local emergency medical services provider prior to, during or as soon as practicable after each use of an opioid antagonist on the institution's campus 

 

Sample Policy (Courtesy of the University of New Haven)