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.
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.
The Naloxone Bulk Purchase Fund is not taking naloxone orders at this time.
The Overdose Prevention Unit will update our website and partners as soon as the Naloxone Bulk Purchase Fund is up and running again. We hope to have a more sustainable funding source available in the next 60 to 90 days if not sooner.
If you have submitted a naloxone order, the program contact will reach out to you regarding the status of your order.
Check back for details and we appreciate your patience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with requests for technical assistance.
Review the impact of the fund and data on the number of entities and amount of naloxone received by each eligible entity through the bulk fund.