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  • NJ A3984
  • Requires opioid antidote dispensation to be monitored under Prescription Monitoring Program, and authorizes certain entities to submit info regarding opioid antidote administration for inclusion in secondary, linked database; designated as "John Wagner's Law."
In Committee
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would add naloxone hydrochloride, and other opioid antidotes, to the list of prescription drugs that are to be monitored as part of the State's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Although the PMP focuses on monitoring the dispensation of controlled dangerous substances in the State, and although opioid antidotes are not considered to be controlled dangerous substances, information related to the dispensation of opioid antidotes is nonetheless relevant to determinations regarding the prescription and dispensation of controlled dangerous substances. The bill would additionally authorize hospitals, emergency medical services providers, and law enforcement agencies that are engaged in the administration of opioid antidotes pursuant to the "Overdose Prevention Act," P.L.2013, c.46 (C.24:6J-1 et seq.), to provide the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in the Department of Law and Public Safety with such information as the director may prescribe by regulation, for inclusion in a secondary electronic system that would be established by the DCA to monitor the administration of opioid antidotes in the State. The opioid antidote administration system established by the bill would be cross-referenced with the State PMP. A practitioner, pharmacist, or other person authorized to access the PMP would be required to review prescription monitoring information, as well as any linked opioid antidote administration information, when prescribing or dispensing a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance to a patient with acute or chronic pain.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 6/20/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
6/20/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
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