Adoption Date: 2/24/2016  Revised: 4/23/19

7523 Opioid Overdose Protection

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of its students and staff, the District will maintain and administer an opioid antagonist in its schools, specifically Naloxone, otherwise known by its brand name Narcan, for use during emergencies to any person on District property experiencing a known or suspected opioid overdose regardless of a previous history of opioid abuse.

The District will register with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to become a Registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. In addition to the school nurse, the District will permit volunteer, unlicensed school personnel who have received the requisite NYSDOH- approved training to administer Naloxone on-site during the school day. While school registered nurses may administer intramuscular [IM] or intranasal [IN] Naloxone in the event of a known or suspected opioid overdose, trained staff members may only administer intranasal [IN] Naloxone. As the District is a Registered Opioid Prevention Program, it will receive its opioid overdose kits at no cost. The medical director will be notified whenever Naloxone is administered on-site. In accordance with relevant New York State Education Department guidance, the District will also maintain a log of trained school personnel and report newly trained personnel on a quarterly basis to the NYSDOH.

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