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Emergency Rule Released re: Standing Orders for Distribution of Naloxone

Tuesday, December 13, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelley Henderson
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The following Emergency Rules will be published in the December 20, 2016 issue of the Louisiana Register:

Standing Orders for Distribution of Naloxone

  • Department of Hospitals
  • Board of Pharmacy 
  • Effective December 7, 2016
  • The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy is exercising the emergency provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, specifically at R.S. 49:953.B, to promulgate a new rule authorizing pharmacists to distribute naloxone and other opioid antagonists pursuant to standing orders issued by Louisiana licensed medical practitioners in lieu of patient specific prescriptions.

View the full Emergency Rule here. This rule will appear in the December 20, 2016 issue of the Louisiana Register.

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