Naloxone for First Responders
Indiana First Responder Naloxone Access
The State of Indiana receives Federal funding for naloxone (Narcan™), most of which is directed through the Indiana State Department of Health. In addition, 49 rural counties shall receive naloxone for first responders: law officers, fire departments, EMS, corrections, and schools among others.
49 Indiana Counties of Focus Identified by the Federal Office of Rural Health
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Fall Outside the 49 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 49 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 within the 49 rural counties: the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) provides the Narcan™ while Overdose Lifeline conducts the training. As an approved Law Enforcement Training Board training provider (#47-1333720), the Overdose Lifeline training provides 1.5 CE credits and meets annual in-service training requirements for Indiana Law Enforcement officers and support personnel, specifically for Mental Illness, Addiction & Disabilities IC 5-2-1-9(g). In addition, ISDH is sponsoring an additional 5.0 CE credits completed through online, self-paced courses (6.5 CE credits altogether). If you are interested in learning more, complete the request form or contact Overdose Lifeline.
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).
Ready to Schedule Training?
If you fall within the 49 counties of focus, please complete the form below to request training information.
Providing Law Enforcement Agencies Tools to Save Lives with Naloxone
Indiana First Responder Naloxone Toolkit includes: