Question: With the Middlesex-London Health Unit distributing Narcan to the public for high risk users, I can't help but picture getting sent code 4 for an overdose and on arrival a bystander hands us this kit because they didn't want to be the Good Samaritan drug user. Will there be any changes to the Narcan Medical Directives to somehow include PCP's in the near future? Thanks in advance. http://www.lfpress.com/2014/02/21/a-life-saving-role-for-users
Excellent question. Currently the Ontario Base Hospital Group Medical Advisory Committee is reviewing the Opioid Toxicity Medical Directive in light of the community distribution of Naloxone with consideration of expanding this medical directive to fall within the PCP scope of practice.