Yes. “Leave-behind” is when emergency medical services and health care professionals distribute one or multiple doses of naloxone to
an individual who experienced an overdose. Per the new law, it is required for first responders and health care professionals providing
services after an overdose to “leave behind” or offer naloxone for the person to take.
For emergency medical responders: If naloxone is administered by a first responder and the person believed to be experiencing an overdose is not subsequently transported to a health care facility, the first responder must offer to give the person additional naloxone and provide the information concerning substance use disorder treatment programs, sterile syringe access programs, and related resources to the person at the time treatment for the drug overdose is complete.
For emergency departments: If a person is admitted to a health care facility or receives treatment in the emergency department of a health care facility, a staff member designated by the health care facility, who may be a social worker, professional counselor, licensed or certified alcohol or drug counselor, or other appropriate professional, must offer to furnish the person, or a family member or friend of the person in attendance during the patient’s admission or emergency department visit, with naloxone upon discharge, along with information regarding the cost of the opioid antidote, and provide the information concerning substance use disorder treatment programs, sterile syringe access programs, and related resources after treatment for the drug overdose is complete, but prior to the person’s discharge from the facility.