N.Y. Education Law Section 6438-A
Opioid overdose prevention in college housing


1.

Every campus of the state university of New York and every campus of the city university of New York shall provide training in the administration of opioid antagonists pursuant to a program approved under Public Health Law § 3309 (Opioid overdose prevention)section thirty-three hundred nine of the public health law to every resident assistant employed by such campus. Such campuses shall provide and maintain onsite in each college-owned or college-operated housing opioid antagonists, as defined in Public Health Law § 3309 (Opioid overdose prevention)section thirty-three hundred nine of the public health law, in quantities and types deemed by the commissioner of health. Such opioid antagonists shall be accessible by every resident assistant for use during emergencies to any student, staff or other individual on college-owned or college-operated housing premises suspected of having an opioid overdose whether or not there is a previous history of opioid abuse.

2.

Each campus of the state university of New York and every campus of the city university of New York may designate additional employees who volunteer to administer opioid antagonists in the event a resident assistant is not physically present at a suspected overdose incident, provided that such employee is trained in the administration of opioid antagonists by a program approved under Public Health Law § 3309 (Opioid overdose prevention)section thirty-three hundred nine of the public health law.

3.

Any person or entity acting reasonably and in good faith in compliance with this section shall not be subject to criminal, civil or administrative liability solely by reason of such action.

Source: Section 6438-A — Opioid overdose prevention in college housing, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/6438-A (updated Jul. 7, 2023; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Jul. 7, 2023

§ 6438-A’s source at nysenate​.gov

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