Ohio Revised Code § 4729.511 - Naloxone Distributor; Priorities.

(A) As used in this section, "naloxone distributor" means either of the following:

(1) A wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs;

(2) A terminal distributor of dangerous drugs that supplies naloxone to any entity under division (B)(1) of this section.


(1) A naloxone distributor shall prioritize the sale, distribution, and delivery of naloxone to all of the following:

(a) A children's hospital, as defined in section 3727.01 of the Revised Code;

(b) A hospital, as defined in section 3727.01 of the Revised Code;

(c) An emergency medical service organization, as defined in section 4765.01 of the Revised Code;

(d) A facility that is operated as an urgent care center.

(2) The order in which the entities are listed in division (B)(1) of this section does not establish levels of priority among the listed entities.

(C) A naloxone distributor who in good faith complies with division (B) of this section is not liable for or subject to any of the following for an act or omission arising from that compliance: damages in any civil action, prosecution in any criminal proceeding, or professional disciplinary action.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 170, ยง1, eff. 3/11/2014.

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