Florida Senate - 2023 SB 542 By Senator Boyd 20-01903A-23 2023542__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to emergency opioid antagonists; 3 creating s. 1004.0971, F.S.; providing definitions; 4 requiring each Florida College System institution and 5 state university to have a supply of emergency opioid 6 antagonists in certain residence halls or dormitory 7 residences for use by campus law enforcement; 8 providing requirements for the placement and 9 accessibility of emergency opioid antagonists; 10 encouraging public and private partnerships to cover 11 the costs of such emergency opioid antagonists; 12 providing specified campus law enforcement and Florida 13 College System institutions and state universities 14 immunity from liability for the administration or 15 attempted administration of emergency opioid 16 antagonists under certain circumstances; requiring the 17 State Board of Education and the Board of Governors to 18 adopt rules and regulations, respectively, in 19 cooperation with the Department of Health; providing 20 an effective date. 21 22 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 23 24 Section 1. Section 1004.0971, Florida Statutes, is created 25 to read: 26 1004.0971 Emergency opioid antagonists in Florida College 27 System institution and state university housing.— 28 (1) As used in this section, the term: 29 (a) “Administer” or “administration” means to introduce an 30 emergency opioid antagonist into the body of a person. 31 (b) “Emergency opioid antagonist” means naloxone 32 hydrochloride or any similarly acting drug that blocks the 33 effects of opioids administered from outside the body and that 34 is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration 35 for the treatment of an opioid overdose. 36 (c) “Institution” means a Florida College System 37 institution or state university. 38 (2) Each institution must have a supply of emergency opioid 39 antagonists with an autoinjection or intranasal application 40 delivery system in each residence hall or dormitory residence 41 owned or operated by the institution for the administration of 42 emergency opioid antagonists to a person believed to be 43 experiencing an opioid overdose. 44 (3) Each institution must place the emergency opioid 45 antagonist in a clearly marked location within each residence 46 hall or dormitory residence. The emergency opioid antagonist 47 must be easily accessible to campus law enforcement officers who 48 are trained in the administration of emergency opioid 49 antagonists. 50 (4) Public and private partnerships are encouraged to cover 51 the cost associated with the purchase and placement of such 52 emergency opioid antagonists. 53 (5) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the 54 contrary, any campus law enforcement officer trained in the 55 administration of emergency opioid antagonists who administers 56 or attempts to administer an emergency opioid antagonist in 57 compliance with ss. 381.887 and 768.13, and the institution that 58 employs such officer, are immune from civil or criminal 59 liability as a result of such administration or attempted 60 administration of an emergency opioid antagonist. 61 (6) The State Board of Education and the Board of Governors 62 shall adopt rules and regulations, respectively, to administer 63 this section in cooperation with the Department of Health. 64 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.