2017 ORS 689.681¹
Opiate overdose
  • treatments
  • administration of naloxone
  • rules

This section is amended
Effective September 29, 2019
Relating to drug treatment; creating new provisions; amending ORS 192.355, 430.560, 430.590, 431A.855, 431A.860, 431A.865, 431A.867, 431A.869, 689.681 and 689.682; and prescribing an effective date.

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Opiate” means a narcotic drug that contains:

(A) Opium;

(B) Any chemical derivative of opium; or

(C) Any synthetic or semisynthetic drug with opium-like effects.

(b) “Opiate overdose” means a medical condition that causes depressed consciousness and mental functioning, decreased movement, depressed respiratory function and the impairment of the vital functions as a result of ingesting opiates in an amount larger than can be physically tolerated.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a pharmacy, a health care professional or a pharmacist with prescription and dispensing privileges or any other person designated by the State Board of Pharmacy by rule may distribute and administer naloxone and distribute the necessary medical supplies to administer the naloxone.

(3) A person acting in good faith, if the act does not constitute wanton misconduct, is immune from civil liability for any act or omission of an act committed during the course of distributing and administering naloxone and distributing the necessary medical supplies to administer the naloxone under this section. [2013 c.340 §2; 2016 c.100 §2; 2017 c.683 §1]

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Notes of Decisions

Board of Pharmacy had authority to adopt rule making drug ephedrine available by prescrip­tion only. Northwest Connec­tion v. Board of Pharmacy, 108 Or App 320, 814 P2d 191 (1991)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of board to require retail price list of prescrip­tion drugs, (1975) Vol 37, p 345; hospital policy requiring pharmacy depart­ment to substitute therapeutically equivalent but not generically identical drugs, (1979) Vol 40, p 145; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 689—Pharmacists; Drug Outlets; Drug Sales, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors689.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 689, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano689.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.