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Short-acting Opioid Antagonist (e.g. Naloxone, nalmefene) Prescribing

Oregon Pharmacists Prescribing of Naloxone

Since 2015, Pharmacists in Oregon have been frontline responders in the fight against opioid overdoses, empowered to directly prescribe life-saving naloxone and expand public health reach.

Laws & Rules

  • ORS 689.800 Opioid overdose; treatment; administration of short-acting opioid antagonist; liability; rules.
  • ORS 689.802 Prescription of short-acting opioid antagonist.
  • ORS 689.804 Administration of short-acting opioid antagonist by certain persons; rules.
  • ORS 689.806 Notice of availability of short-acting opioid antagonist; rules.
  • ORS 689.808 Short-acting opioid antagonist standing order; liability; rules
  • ORS 689.811 Publicly accessible short-acting opioid antagonist; administration; liability; rules. 
  • ORS 689.813 Exemption from drug labeling requirements.
  • OAR 855-041-1035 Minimum Equipment Requirements
  • Until 2/29/2024:

Additional Resources

Email all prescribing related inquiries to