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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Wis. Stat. 441.18(3)

Summary Title

Liability: Opioid Antagonist Administration

Summary

An advanced practice nurse who, in good faith, prescribes, dispenses, or delivers an opioid antagonist to prevent opioid overdose will not be held legally responsible or professionally disciplined.

Full Title

Prescriptions for and delivery of opioid antagonists

Full Text

(3) An advanced practice nurse who, acting in good faith, prescribes or delivers an opioid antagonist in accordance with sub. (2), or who, acting in good faith, otherwise lawfully prescribes or dispenses an opioid antagonist, shall be immune from criminal or civil liability and may not be subject to professional discipline under s. 441.07 for any outcomes resulting from prescribing, delivering, or dispensing the opioid antagonist.