Entities Seeking Authorization as Overdose Response Programs
Entities interested in providing overdose education and those interested in dispensing naloxone may apply for authorization as an Overdose Response Program with MDH. Entities may apply for authorization to provide training. In order to dispense naloxone as an authorized Overdose Response Program, entities must enter into an agreement with a licensed health care provider with prescribing authority. This prescriber may issue a standing order prescription for all individuals trained by the authorized entity, and may delegate dispensing to employees/volunteers of the entity. The prescriber will also work with entities to establish dispensing protocols.
Entities authorized by MDH as Overdose Response Programs may be eligible to receive free naloxone from MDH to dispense to trainees. After becoming authorized, see below "Naloxone for Authorized Overdose Response Programs" or contact email@example.com for more information.
Entities applying for ORP authorization can access the web form here. The following documents are required to be uploaded to the web form for entities that plan to dispense naloxone to trainees. They are not required for entities planning to provide training only.
Dispensing Protocol Template, click here
Naloxone Standing Order, click here
Licensed Health Care Provider Agreement, click here
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