Policy FDAG - Health Requirements and Services: Naloxone Administration
Issued September 20, 2023
In accordance with Utah Code Title 26 Chapter 55 Opioid Overdose Response Act (5/10/2016), the district may have available Naloxone 4 mg. nasal spray to designated schools.
It is the policy of the Juab School District to provide assistance to any person(s) who may be suffering from an opioid overdose following the protocols of the school district. Trained staff members shall make every reasonable effort, including the use of Narcan Nasal Spray combined with CPR, to revive the victim of any apparent drug overdose.
This medication may be administered by any teacher or other school employee who is CPR certified and employed at the school and is qualified to administer this medication as needed. The District shall provide training regarding the storage and use of naloxone to a teacher or other school employee as needed.
All procedures as written in Utah State law Sections 26-55-101 through 26-55-107 of the USR will be followed.
Education of school Personnel:
- School staff will be trained annually, or as needed, by the school nurse to recognize signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, respond by immediately calling 911, reversing the symptoms by administering nasal Narcan, and have EMS transport the individual to the nearest medical facility.
- Nasal Narcan will be administered by school personnel trained by the school nurse.
- School staff trained to administer nasal Narcan will be CPR certified.
Medication and Storage:
- Through a licensed entity to distribute this medication. They may provide a single-dose or two-dose kit of Narcan 4 mg nasal spray to each designated school. This program can be discontinued at the sole discretion of the provider. The school will or will fund further supplies of Narcan if the program is discontinued.
- Juab County Health Department will be the authorized prescriber to obtain nasal Narcan when an authorized prescription is required and will write prescriptions as needed to replace medications.
- The school nurse will be responsible for checking the expiration date of the product, the appropriate disposing of the expired product, and the ordering of the replacement product.
- Nasal Narcan will be stored in an area out of reach of the student body, but accessible to staff when needed.
- Nasal Narcan will be available to all students, staff or visitors who are on school grounds during school hours.