Senate OKs Bill Making It Easier To Get Anti-Overdose Drugs
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada senators have passed a measure that would ease restrictions on accessing drugs that counteract opioids.
The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to pass SB459, which was introduced on behalf of Gov. Brian Sandoval.
The so-called "Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act" would reduce criminal penalties for reporting drug overdoses, and allow such a report to be considered as a mitigating factor during prosecution for other crimes.
It would also make it easier for family members, friends or others close to a person who's at risk of overdosing to access the non-addictive drug naloxone, which can help reverse potentially deadly heroin or painkiller overdoses.