On July 9, 2018, Act 154 (18) was signed into law, which states:
“Pharmacists may prescribe and dispense naloxone to individuals at risk for an opioid overdose or to a family member or caregiver of an individual at risk for an opioid overdose. Pharmacists who prescribe and dispense naloxone are required to complete an approved training program related to prescribing naloxone and provide information and written educational material to those receiving naloxone.”
In compliance with this law, the Hawai‘i Opioid Initiative has created the following materials:
Naloxone Dispensing Guidance Document to assist pharmacies in the state of Hawai‘i to implement their own pharmacist-prescribed naloxone program; and
How to Use Naloxone & Opioid Safety Patient Handouts that will satisfy the law’s requirement to provide written educational material to those receiving naloxone.