Naloxone for First Responders
Indiana First Responder Naloxone Access
The State Department of Health receives Federal funding for naloxone (Narcan™), for the first responders in the 62 federally identified rural counties. This naloxone availability is for first responders: law officers, fire departments, EMS, corrections, and school among others.
62 Indiana Counties of Focus Identified by the Federal Office of Rural Health
If you fall within the 62 identified counties, reach out to the Naloxone Program Manager at the Indiana Department of Health Laura Hollowell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall outside the 62 Counties?
In May of 2020 Governor Holcomb directed money toward providing naloxone to individuals, community organizations and first responders not qualifying for other access.
First Responders outside the 62 rural countries and all others needing naloxone complete the Naloxone Request and Report form. You will be contacted with additional information and requirements.
First Responders Report Form
Agencies/organizations may report the use of Naloxone filling out the form linked below:
Indiana State Naloxone Laws
In 2016, Overdose Lifeline received a grant from the former Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller, to work with law enforcement and fire departments across the state on Narcan™ training and equipment. Indiana law allows for first responder carry and administration of the drug under IC 16-31-12 (July 2013) while the general public is covered under IC 16-42-27, Aaron’s Law (April 2015).
Providing Law Enforcement Agencies Tools to Save Lives with Naloxone
Indiana First Responder Naloxone Toolkit includes: