Good Samaritan Law (Utah Code: 76-3-203.11)
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 (Utah Code 58-37-6(7)(f))
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.
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.