WVC 16 - 46 - 1
§16-46-1. Purpose and findings.
(a) The purpose of this article is to prevent deaths in
circumstances involving individuals who have overdosed on opiates.
(b) The Legislature finds that permitting licensed health care
providers to prescribe opioid antagonists to initial responders as
well as individuals at risk of experiencing an overdose, their
relatives, friends or caregivers may prevent accidental deaths as
a result of opiate-related overdoses.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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