Wednesday, March 20, 2013
NARCAN BILL SIGNED INTO LAW!
GREAT NEWS! VIRGINIA GOVERNOR BOB MCDONNELL SIGNED HB 1672 INTO LAW ON MARCH 13TH!
The Nasal Narcan bill which called for the legalization of Nasal Narcan to be available to anyone with a prescription and short training is now a LAW that goes into effect July 1st of this year. This bill also contains a "Good Samaritan" clause which prohibits the arrest of someone who calls 911 in an overdose situation. For example, if you are with someone who overdoses and you feel nervous about calling 911 because you have drugs or paraphernalia on you or with you, you cannot be arrested because you are trying to save someone's life. The only exception to this clause is if you have weight (LOTS of drugs) or a warrant.