Under BC law, anyone (including a non-health care professional) can administer naloxone to someone appearing to be suffering from an opioid overdose in any setting.

There are no limits or conditions on providing unscheduled naloxone: CRPNBC’s Scope of Practice for RPNs: Standards, Limits and Conditions – section 5.1.11(2).

Further direction related to medication can be found in the following standards:

If you have any questions, contact a CRPNBC Practice Consultant by email at [email protected] or by phone at 604.931.5200 or 1.800.565.2505.


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