SENATE BILL 160
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
William P. Soules
RELATING TO OPIOID OVERDOSE; MODIFYING THE WARNING REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO ADMINISTRATION OF OPIOID ANTAGONISTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 24-2D-7 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2019, Chapter 94, Section 3) is amended to read:
"24-2D-7. REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHO PRESCRIBE, DISTRIBUTE OR DISPENSE OPIOID ANALGESICS.--
A. A health care provider who prescribes, distributes or dispenses an opioid analgesic for the first time to a patient shall advise the patient on the risks of overdose and inform the patient of the availability of an opioid antagonist. With respect to a patient to whom an opioid analgesic has previously been prescribed, distributed or dispensed by the health care provider, the health care provider shall advise the patient on the risks of overdose and inform the patient of the availability of an opioid antagonist on the first occasion that the health care provider prescribes, distributes or dispenses an opioid analgesic each calendar year.
B. A health care provider who prescribes an opioid analgesic for a patient shall co-prescribe an opioid antagonist if the amount of opioid analgesic being prescribed is at least a five-day supply. The prescription for the opioid antagonist shall be accompanied by written information regarding the temporary effects of the opioid antagonist and techniques for administering the opioid antagonist. That written information shall contain a warning that a person administering the opioid antagonist should call 911 immediately after administering the opioid antagonist, unless that person is a health care provider as provided in the Pain Relief Act."
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