The House and Senate have passed Senate Bill 77 unanimously. The bill now goes to Governor Carney for his signature or veto.
This bill states that a lay individual who administers naloxone under the Community-Based Naloxone Access Program is protected from civil liability for rendering emergency care under § 6801 of Title 16, the general Good Samaritan law.
Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications.
|Senate Bill 77 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|Hansen, Ennis, Mantzavinos, Sturgeon, Walsh||Passed Senate 21-0. Brown, Ennis Gay Hansen Lockman Mantzavinos, Paradee, Pinkney, Poore, S.McBride, Sokola, Sturgeon, Townsend, Walsh, Bonini, Hocker, Lawson, Lopez, Pettyjohn, Richardson, Wilson|
|Bentz, Baumbach, Briggs King, Griffith, K.Johnson, Kowalko, Minor Brown, Mitchell, Morrison, Osienski, Ramone, M.Smith||Passed House 41-0. Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Bolden, Brady, Bush, Carson, Chukwuocha, Cooke, Dorsey Walker, Griffith, Heffernan, K.Johnson, K.Williams, Kowalko, Lambert, Longhurst, Lynn, Matthews, Minor-Brown, Mitchell, Morrison, Osienski, S.Moore, Schwartzkopf, Wilson-Anton, Briggs King, Collins, D.Short, Dukes, Gray, Hensley, M.Smith, Morris, Postles, Ramone, Shupe, Smyk, Spiegelman, Vanderwende, Yearick|
|Current Status —||Sent to Governor Carney for his signature or veto.|