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Intranasal Naloxone Kit

Responsible Department
Public Safety
Effective Date
09/01/2015
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    Purpose

    The purpose of this policy is to authorize University of North Georgia (University) First Responder POST Certified Public Safety Personnel to administer Intranasal Naloxone under the guidelines of the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law (House Bill 965) and the Student Health Services Physician.

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    Definitions

    1. First Responder: A person or agency who provides on-site care until the arrival of a duly licensed ambulance service. This includes, but is not limited to, persons who routinely respond to calls for assistance through an affiliation with law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and rescue agencies.

    2. Naloxone: An opioid antagonist that binds to opioid receptors and blocks or inhibits the effects of opioids acting on those receptors and is approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of an opioid related overdose. 
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    Statement

    1. The University allows the use of Intranasal Naloxone kits by University Police (POST certified officers).

    2. First Responder Certified Public Safety Personnel who are trained by a medical clinician in Naloxone administration will be allowed to administer Naloxone to individuals suspected to be suffering from an opiate overdose.

    3. The Naloxone training and dispensation will be overseen by the Student Health Services physician, the Director of Student Health Services and the Chief of Police.
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    Support Info

    1. Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law (House Bill 965)

    2. Naloxone Training Information
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    Procedures

    Any operating procedures developed must comply with and should reference this policy.

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