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10.47.08.00.htm 10.47.08.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 47 ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE ADMINISTRATION Chapter 08 Overdose Response Program Authority: Health-General Article, Title 13, Subtitle 31, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.47.08.01.htm 10.47.08.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter sets forth the requirements for an Overdose Response Program overseen by the Department for the purpose of providing a means of authorizing certain individuals to obtain and administer naloxone to an individual experiencing, or believed to be experiencing, opioid overdose to help prevent a fatality when medical services are not immediately available.
10.47.08.02.htm 10.47.08.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Advanced practice nurse” has the meaning stated in Health Occupations Article, §8–101, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) “Certificate” means a form, issued to an individual by a private or public entity authorized by the Department, which allows the individual to obtain a prescription for, possess, and administer naloxone.
10.47.08.03.htm 10.47.08.03. 03 Authorization of a Private or Public Entity.. A. Application for Authorization. A private or public entity that seeks to conduct educational training and refresher training programs and to issue and renew certificates under Health-General Article, Title 13, Subtitle 31, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall submit to the Department:1) A completed application form containing all identifying information for the private or public entity that is required by the Department, including:
10.47.08.04.htm 10.47.08.04. 04 Educational Training Programs and Refresher Training Programs.. A. Educational Training Programs.. 1) A private or public entity authorized by the Department shall offer an educational training program.2) An educational training program shall include a core curriculum provided by the Department. The core curriculum shall include training in:a) Recognition of the symptoms and signs of an opioid overdose;. b) Protocols for the proper use and administration of naloxone;.
10.47.08.05.htm 10.47.08.05. 05 Certificates.. A. Application for a Certificate.. 1) An individual who seeks to receive a certificate shall submit an application on a form provided by the Department to a private or public entity authorized by the Department.2) Notwithstanding §A(1) of this regulation, a private or public entity may accept an oral application from an individual who seeks to receive a certificate, provided that the private or public entity:a) Receives from the individual all of the informa
10.47.08.06.htm 10.47.08.06. 06 Certificate Holders.. A. Authority of a Certificate Holder. A certificate holder may:. 1) On presentment of a valid certificate, receive from any licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse with prescribing authority, a prescription for naloxone and the necessary supplies for the administration of naloxone;2) Possess prescribed naloxone and the necessary supplies for the administration of naloxone; and. 3) In an emergency situation when medical services
10.47.08.07.htm 10.47.08.07. 07 Naloxone Prescribing and Dispensing.. A. A licensed physician or an advanced practice registered nurse with prescribing authority may prescribe and dispense naloxone to a certificate holder.B. A registered nurse may dispense naloxone to a certificate holder in a local health department if the registered nurse complies with:1) The formulary developed and approved under Health-General Article, §3-403(b) Annotated Code of Maryland; and2) The requirements estab
10.47.08.08.htm 10.47.08.08. 08 Denial, Suspension, and Revocation of Authorization of a Private or Public Entity.. A. If the Department determines that a private or public entity has failed to comply with the requirements of this chapter, the Department may initiate one or more of the following actions against the private or public entity:1) Denial of an initial application for authorization;. 2) Denial of an application for authorization renewal;.
10.47.08.09.htm 10.47.08.09. 09 Suspension and Revocation of the Certificate of a Certificate Holder.. A. The Department may suspend or revoke the certificate of a certificate holder for failure to follow the protocols for use and administration of naloxone established by the authorized private or public entity that issued the certificate.B. The Department may suspend or revoke certificates issued by a private or public entity if:. 1) The certificates were not issued pursuant to this chapter; or.
10.47.08.10.htm 10.47.08.10. 10 Appeals.. A private or public entity or certificate holder may request a hearing on an action taken by the Department pursuant to Regulation .07 or .08 of this chapter as allowed by:A. COMAR 10.01.03;. B. State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland; and. C. Health-General Article, Title 2, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland..
10.47.08.11.htm 10.47.08.11. 11 Record Maintenance and Reporting.. A. The Department shall maintain the following records:. 1) Information on private or public entities authorized by the Department, including:. a) Names of entities and directors;. b) Addresses of entities;. c) Serial numbers of the initial authorizations;. d) Initial authorization dates; and. e) Dates of authorization renewals;. 2) Information on private or public entities whose authorization has been suspended or revoked, including:
10.47.08.12.htm 10.47.08.12. 12 General Provisions.. A. Waiver of Fees. The Department may waive any fee required under this chapter.. B. Discipline of a Physician. A licensed physician who prescribes or dispenses naloxone to a certificate holder in a manner consistent with the protocol established by the authorized private or public entity may not be subject to any disciplinary action under of the Health Occupations Article, Title 14, Annotated Code of Maryland, solely for the act of prescribing or dispe
10.47.08.9999.htm 10.47.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 3, 2014 (41:4 Md. R. 301). Regulation .02B amended effective April 13, 2015 (42:7 Md. R. 570). Regulation .03A, D amended effective April 13, 2015 (42:7 Md. R. 570). Regulation .04A amended effective April 13, 2015 (42:7 Md. R. 570). Regulation .05 amended effective April 13, 2015 (42:7 Md. R. 570). Regulation .08C amended effective April 13, 2015 (42:7 Md. R. 570). Regulation .10B, C amended effective April 13, 2015 (42:7 Md. R. 570).
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