What is an Overdose Response Program?
MDH authorizes government agencies and community-based organizations as
Overdose Response Programs (ORPs), allowing them to provide overdose prevention education and dispense naloxone to the community.
Learn how to become an Overdose Response Program.
What does an Overdose Response Program do?
Overdose Response Programs provide overdose prevention education and dispense naloxone to the community.
Overdose Response Programs report anonymized data to the Maryland Department of Health Center for Harm Reduction Services on their dispensing and training activity.
Examples of Overdose Response Programs
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Enacted in 2013, the Maryland Overdose Prevention Program is codified in Article-Health-General, Title 13, Subtitle 31, Annotated Code Maryland,
§13-3101 – 3109. The regulations are available here.
What is the difference between the statute and the regulations?
The statute is the law enacted by the Maryland state legislature. The regulations are rules set by the Maryland Department of Health.