Naloxone Bulk Purchase Fund Opportunity 

Colorado Senate Bill 19-227 created the Opiate Antagonist- Naloxone Bulk Purchase Fund. It allows eligible entities to purchase opiate antagonists, such as naloxone or Narcan, at low or no cost.


Apply for the Naloxone Bulk Fund Here.

 

  • Eligible entities include, but are not limited to: local public health agencies, school districts, law enforcement, and entities with publicly accessible AEDs,  which include but are not limited to public universities, recreation centers, shopping centers, and workplaces.

  • Ineligible entities: healthcare settings and pharmacies. 

  • All eligible entities must have a current standing order in place prior to submitting an application.

The goals of the funding are to:

  • Reduce the financial burden of purchasing naloxone for key partners.

  • Promote public health and safety for Colorado citizens.

  • Increase access to naloxone, which is used to reverse opioid overdoses and save lives.

Available funding will cover 100% of the cost of naloxone or Narcan for eligible Colorado entities until funding runs out or until September 2021, whichever comes first. Funding will be continually reassessed by the Overdose Prevention Unit in order to determine the amount of funds available to offset the cost of naloxone and Narcan for eligible entities in the future. 


Naloxone ordered through the fund cannot be resold.


Use of expired naloxone:

A person, who acts in good faith to furnish or administer an opiate antagonist, including an expired opiate antagonist, to an individual the person believes to be suffering an opiate-related drug overdose event or to an individual who is in a position to assist the individual at risk of experiencing an opiate-related overdose event is not liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions made as a result of the act or for any act or omission made if the opiate antagonist is stolen. Colorado Revised Statute: 13-21-108.7.

The Overdose Prevention Unit verifies each organization meets eligibility requirements. The Overdose Prevention Unit is available to provide technical assistance to ensure each entity has the correct training and information to acquire, maintain, and administer opiate antagonists' safety. Contact odprevention@state.co.us with requests for technical assistance.

 

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