Opioid Overdose Prevention

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The NYSED Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources listed below may be used in consultation with the school medical director, administration, and school council in implementing a school or school district opioid overdose prevention program. 

NYSED Guidance for Schools

NYSED Opioid Overdose Prevention Memo 
Encouraging schools to register in the opioid overdose prevention program. (10/13/21) 

NYSED Guidance Document On Opioid Prevention 
Provides NYS Education Department (NYSED), NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH), and Harm Reduction Coalition guidance and training for schools choosing to participate as opioid antagonist recipients as defined by Public Health Law §3309. (Updated 3/2019) 

Naloxone Administration In Schools Options Chart 
This chart is referenced in the above document and describes how schools may register as NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs, obtain and administer naloxone. It includes applicable regulatory citations. (12/16) 

NYSDOH-NYSED Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Webinar and Resources

Opioid Prevention Training Webinar For School Personnel
This NYSDOH approved training for non-medical school personnel provides information on recognizing signs of opioid overdose and administering opiate antagonist naloxone for suspected opioid overdose. It is required for all school staff who choose to administer naloxone on-site at school. 1 CTLE/PD credit is awarded after successful completion. (Updated 3/2019)  

NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources for School Settings

NYSDOH Opioid Prevention Webpage
Provides links to provider and consumer resources on naloxone administration, applicable NYS laws, guidelines, and fact sheets (Updated 3/2021). 

NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Schools Page
is dictated to assisting schools to obtain and provide naloxone. It includes information on how to become a registered Opioid Overdose Program, Resources for Registered Programs, and a listing of School and BOCES Districts Registered as Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs (Updated 1/2021) 

NYSDOH Opioid-related Data in New York State
Provides information that can be used to help identify where communities are struggling, help tailor interventions, and show improvements (Last updated January 2020). 

Monitoring Inventory of Naloxone

AED/EAI/Naloxone Maintenance and Inventory Log 
This document may be used to track all 3 items for districts wishing to store naloxone and or Epinephrine Auto-Injectors obtained with the AED unit. The location and storage of naloxone are determined by district policy. (12/2016)   

Naloxone Inventory Log 
May be used to track naloxone location, use/disposal, and expiration date. (12/2016) 

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Policy and Notification Samples for Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs 

Sample policies and procedures for NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs and/or Licensed Prescribers
While not school-specific, this NYSDOH sample may be used as a guide in developing policies and procedures in accordance with school medical director, administrative and counsel guidance. (3/21/14)

Sample District Notification to Parents Regarding the Implementation of an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program 
Provides a brief explanation of an Opioid Prevention Program. Literacy level approximately 8th grade. (12/2016) 

School Medical Directors and/or Licensed Prescriber Resources

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Page Updated 12/27/21