PDAPS | Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System

Naloxone Overdose Prevention Laws

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Unintentional drug overdose is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Administering naloxone hydrochloride (“naloxone”) can reverse an opioid overdose and prevent these unintentional deaths. This dataset focuses on state laws that provide civil or criminal immunity to licensed healthcare providers or lay responders for opioid antagonist administration.

We have recently corrected the historical coding in Wisconsin. Please consult the Dataset Change Log section at the end of the Protocol for specific details on this correction.

This is a longitudinal dataset displaying laws from January 1, 2001 through July 1, 2017.

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