Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs and Naloxone

NYSED Guidance for Schools

NYSED Guidance Document On Opioid Prevention 
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) 

NYSED Memos

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

Joint letter from the Commissioners of NYSED, NYSDOH and the OASAS 
Sent to school districts detailing the dangers of opioids - including fentanyl, which is often hidden in other drugs - and synthetic cannabinoids., and resources offered by the state to educate students and communities. (9/20/18)
 
NYSED Memo: Free Resource Now Available to Schools 
NYS Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Educational Resource Flash Drive Toolkit. (4/2018)   
 
Survey for Superintendents and Administrators Regarding Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs and Resources to Help Combat Opioid Use and Abuse 
Requests voluntary completion of survey on availability of naloxone and implementation of Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs in schools.  (2/22/17) 
 
NYSED Memo: Opioid Overdose Information for Schools Regarding Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs 
Provides information on NYS laws which allow schools to provide and maintain opioid antagonists (naloxone) on-site in each instructional school facility for student or staff experiencing symptoms of opioid overdose, NYSED/NYSDOH training program for school personnel to implement an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program and how to obtain free naloxone. (11/29/16)
 
Memo: Modernization of Health Education Curriculum Law 
Announces the Health Education Standards Modernization Supplemental Guidance Document: An Instructional Resource Packet for Heroin and Opioids developed to assist school districts to meet requirements of modernizing health education instruction by including heroin and opioid content within the alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs curricula. (6/2016)

Health Education Standards Modernization Supplemental Guidance Document 
Instructional Resource Packet for Heroin and Opioids to assist school districts to meet requirements of modernizing health education instruction. (6/2016)

OASAS/NYSDOH/NYSED Commissioners Letter 
Regarding the NYS Kitchen Table Toolkit featuring resources for parents, teachers, and community members to begin conversations with youth concerning the health risks and dangerous consequences of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse. (5/2016) 

Page Updated 12/29/21