Section 34A of Chapter 94C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following:-
(f) State and municipal law enforcement personnel and emergency medical personnel to include, but not limited to, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and fire department personnel may provide and transfer an opioid antagonist to an individual or to his or her responsible family member, friend, or other person, along with instructions on administration and use of the opioid antagonist, to provide opioid overdose protection to the individual, in the good-faith judgement based on their experience, training, knowledge, observations, and information provided by the individual at substantial risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose event of rom the individual’s family, friend, or others with knowledge of the individual’s prior opioid use.
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