Florida Senate - 2020 SB 120 By Senator Pizzo 38-00009-20 2020120__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to naloxone in schools; amending s. 3 1002.20, F.S.; authorizing a public school to purchase 4 a supply or enter into an arrangement to receive a 5 supply of the opioid antagonist naloxone for a certain 6 purpose; specifying requirements for the maintenance 7 of the naloxone; requiring the school district to 8 adopt a protocol for the administration of naloxone; 9 providing that a school district and its employees and 10 agents and the physician who provides the protocol are 11 not liable for any injury arising from the 12 administration of the naloxone pursuant to the 13 protocol; providing exceptions; providing an effective 14 date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Paragraph (n) is added to subsection (3) of 19 section 1002.20, Florida Statutes, to read: 20 1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.—Parents of public 21 school students must receive accurate and timely information 22 regarding their child’s academic progress and must be informed 23 of ways they can help their child to succeed in school. K-12 24 students and their parents are afforded numerous statutory 25 rights including, but not limited to, the following: 26 (3) HEALTH ISSUES.— 27 (n) Naloxone use and supply.— 28 1. A public school may purchase a supply of the opioid 29 antagonist naloxone from a wholesale distributor as defined in 30 s. 499.003 or may enter into an arrangement with a wholesale 31 distributor or manufacturer as defined in s. 499.003 for 32 naloxone at fair-market, free, or reduced prices for use in the 33 event a student has an opioid overdose. The naloxone must be 34 maintained in a secure location on the public school’s premises. 35 The participating school district shall adopt a protocol 36 developed by a licensed physician for the administration of the 37 drug by school personnel who are trained to recognize an opioid 38 overdose and to administer naloxone. 39 2. The school district and its employees and agents and the 40 physician who provides the standing protocol for school naloxone 41 are not liable for any injury arising from the use of the drug 42 if it is administered by trained school personnel who follow the 43 standing protocol and whose professional opinion is that the 44 student is having an opioid overdose: 45 a. Unless the trained school personnel’s action is willful 46 and wanton; 47 b. Notwithstanding that the parents or guardians of the 48 student to whom the naloxone is administered have not been 49 provided notice or have not signed a statement acknowledging 50 that the school district is not liable; and 51 c. Regardless of whether authorization has been given by 52 the student’s parents or guardians or by the student’s 53 physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced practice 54 registered nurse. 55 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.