Opioid Prevention Policies in Utah


Good Samaritan Law (House Bill 11)

This law enables bystanders to report an overdose without fear of criminal prosecution for illegal possession of a controlled substance or illicit drug.


Naloxone Law (House Bill 119)

This law permits physicians to prescribe naloxone to third parties (someone who is usually a caregiver or a potential bystander to a person at risk for an overdose) and permits individuals to administer naloxone without legal liability.


Utah Naloxone Standing Order

Allows pharmacists to distribute Naloxone to a third-party without a prescription (See Standing Order).


Partial-Fill Law (House Bill 146)

The Utah Division of Medicaid and Health Financing (Utah Medicaid) has restricted the initial fill of short-acting opiates for prescribers to a 7-day supply; 3-day supply for dental providers.


Medication-Assisted Treatment

Utah Medicaid provides coverage for opioid treatment program (OTP) services, such as medication-assisted treatment including methadone, suboxone, and naltrexone.


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Utah’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), the Controlled Substance Database, uses a patient dashboard to track the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances, including opioids.

Want to do more?

Contact your local legislator to let them know what you would like to see. Learn more about prescription opioid misuse prevention here.

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