Immunity Bills Moving in the House and Senate

Bills seeking protections for law enforcement officers administering naloxone, a medication that reverses an opioid overdose, are moving in the House and Senate.

SB 546 passed third reading in the Senate and is scheduled for a hearing in the House on April 1. HB 368 passed third reading in the House with amendments that specify the certifying entities for emergency responders and law enforcement officers.

It is a priority of MACo and other stakeholders to ensure that State law provides civil immunity for law enforcement officers and first responders using this life-saving medication to help reduce overdose deaths.

Previous Coverage on Conduit Street:

MACo Immunity Initiative Voted out of Senate Committee

Bills Seek Protections for Law Enforcement Officers Using Naloxone