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S.2092: Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Edward J. Markey, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action May 14, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2014 - Exempts from liability for harm caused by the emergency administration of an opioid overdose drug:

  • a health care professional who prescribes or provides such a drug to an individual at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose, or to another person in a position to assist such individual, if the individual has been educated about opioid overdose prevention and treatment by the health care professional or as part of a government opioid overdose program;
  • a person who provides such a drug for emergency administration to an individual authorized to receive it as part of an opioid overdose program; and
  • a person who provides for emergency administration of such a drug to an individual who reasonably appears to have suffered an overdose from heroin or another opioid if such person obtained such drug from a health care professional or as part of an opioid overdose program and was educated by such professional or prog...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 14, 2014 Committee on United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Hearings held.
March 6, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.