(1) A prescription issued pursuant to 50-32-604 or 50-32-605 is considered to have been issued for a legitimate medical purpose in the usual course
of a professional practice.
(2) Except for injury or damages arising from gross negligence, willful or wanton
misconduct, or an intentional tort:
(a) a medical practitioner or licensed pharmacist may not be subject to disciplinary
action or civil or criminal liability for injury resulting from the prescribing or
dispensing of an opioid antagonist pursuant to 50-32-604 through 50-32-606 to an eligible recipient; and
(b) an eligible recipient may not be subject to disciplinary action or civil or criminal
liability for injury resulting from distributing an opioid antagonist pursuant to
50-32-606 and 50-32-607.
(3) A medical practitioner, eligible recipient, emergency care provider, or other
person is not liable and may not be subject to disciplinary action as a result of
any injury arising from the administration of an opioid antagonist to another person
whom the medical practitioner, eligible recipient, emergency care provider, or other
person believes in good faith to be suffering from an opioid-related drug overdose,
unless the injury arises from an act or omission that is the result of gross negligence,
willful or wanton misconduct, or an intentional tort.
(4) The provisions of 50-32-601 through 50-32-607 do not establish a duty or standard of care with respect to the decision of whether
to prescribe, dispense, distribute, or administer an opioid antagonist.
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