January 2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 1,
TO 2017 ASSEMBLY BILL 1
March 3, 2017 - Offered by Representatives Billings and Spiros.
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: after “pupils" insert “, University of Wisconsin, technical 3
college, and private nonprofit college and university students,".
895.478 of the statutes is created to read:
6895.478 Civil liability exemption; opioid antagonists. (1)
In this section:
(a) “Administer” has the meaning given in s. 118.29 (1) (a).
(b) “Health care professional" has the meaning given in s. 118.29 (1) (c).
(c) “High degree of negligence" has the meaning given in s. 118.29 (1) (d).
(d) “Opioid antagonist” has the meaning given in s. 450.01 (13v).
(e) “Opioid-related drug overdose” has the meaning given in s. 256.40 (1) (d).
(f) “Residence hall director” means the individual employed by any of the 2
following to reside at a residence hall for students and oversee the management and 3
operation of the hall:
1. The University of Wisconsin System.
2. A technical college district.
3. The governing body of a private nonprofit institution of higher education 7
located in this state.
Notwithstanding chs. 441, 447, 448, and 450, a residence hall director may 9
administer an opioid antagonist to any student or other person who appears to be 10
undergoing an opioid-related drug overdose if all of the following are satisfied:
(a) The residence hall director has received training on the administration of 12
opioid antagonists that is approved by his or her employer specified in sub. (1) (f) 1., 13
2., or 3.
(b) As soon as practicable after administering the opioid antagonist, the 15
residence hall director reports the drug overdose by dialing the telephone number 16
“911" or, in an area in which the telephone number “911" is not available, the 17
telephone number for an emergency medical service provider.
A residence hall director is immune from civil liability for his or her acts or 19
omissions in administering an opioid antagonist under sub. (2) unless the act or 20
omission constitutes a high degree of negligence. This subsection does not apply to 21
a residence hall director who is a health care professional.”.