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.
   22  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   24         Section 1. Section 1004.0971, Florida Statutes, is created
   25  to read:
   26         1004.0971Emergency 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.