AB 2998

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Opioid overdose reversal medications: pupil administration.

Abstract

Existing law authorizes a public or private elementary or secondary school to determine whether or not to make emergency naloxone hydrochloride or another opioid antagonist and trained personnel available at its school, and to designate one or more volunteers to receive related training to address an opioid overdose, as specified. Existing law prohibits a person who has completed that training and who administers naloxone hydrochloride or another opioid antagonist, in good faith and not for compensation, to a person who appears to be experiencing an opioid overdose from being subject to professional review, liable in a civil action, or subject to criminal prosecution for the person's acts or omissions in administering the naloxone hydrochloride or another opioid antagonist, unless the person's acts or omissions constituted gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct, as provided. This bill would prohibit a school district, county office of education, or charter school from prohibiting a pupil, while on a schoolsite or participating in school activities, from carrying or administering, for the purposes of providing emergency treatment to persons who are suffering, or reasonably believed to be suffering, from an opioid overdose, specified opioid overdose reversal medications that are federally approved for over-the-counter, nonprescription use, as provided. The bill would prohibit a pupil of those local educational agencies who administers naloxone hydrochloride or another opioid antagonist on a schoolsite or while participating in school activities, in good faith and not for compensation, to a person who appears to be experiencing an opioid overdose, from being held liable in a civil action or being subject to criminal prosecution for their acts or omissions, unless the pupil's acts or omissions constitute gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct, as provided. The bill would also prohibit those local educational agencies, or an employee of those local educational agencies, from being subject to professional review, liable in a civil action, or subject to criminal prosecution for a pupil's acts or omissions in administering naloxone hydrochloride or another opioid antagonist, unless an act or omission of the local educational agency, or the employee of the local educational agency, constitutes gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct connected to the administration of the naloxone hydrochloride or another opioid antagonist.

Bill Sponsors (8)

Votes


Actions


Apr 18, 2024

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on ED. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.

Apr 15, 2024

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Apr 11, 2024

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 10, 2024

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (April 9).

Apr 02, 2024

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Apr 01, 2024

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.

Mar 11, 2024

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.

Feb 17, 2024

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Feb 16, 2024

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2998 HTML
02/16/24 - Introduced PDF
04/01/24 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/11/24 - Amended Assembly PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/05/24- Assembly Health PDF

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