In an effect to reduce the amount of fatal opioid overdoses, this bill requires all ambulances to carry opioid antagonists onboard and requires that ambulance operators are trained to administer opioid antagonists.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 841
By Council Member Grodenchik
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to ambulances
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 15 of the New York administrative code is amended by adding a new section 15-132 to read as follows:
§ 15-132 Ambulance Supplies a. Definitions. For the purpose of this section:
Ambulance. The term “ambulance” means a motor vehicle, aircraft, helicopter boat or other form of transport especially designed and equipped to provide emergency medical services during transit.
Opioid Antagonist. The term “opioid antagonist” means naloxone or other medication approved by the New York state department of health and the federal food and drug administration that, when administered, negates or neutralizes in whole or in part the pharmacological effects of an opioid in the human body.
b. All ambulances shall carry an opioid antagonist that the ambulance’s staff is trained to administer.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect 60 days after it becomes law.
NKA/ EW/ SSY
Session 10 LS 10598
Session 11 LS 4267