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Minister of Health permits emergency administration of naloxone

On October 14, 2016, BC Health Minister Terry Lake issued an order amending the Health Professions General Regulation to permit emergency administration of naloxone. As a result, RMTs are now permitted to administer naloxone to individuals who appear to be suffering from an opioid overdose, provided that the treatment is limited to emergency first-aid administration by intramuscular injection or intranasally, and is not performed in a hospital setting.

This new provision overrides the general restriction in the Massage Therapists Regulation on administering medications.

For more information, see the following:

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