Nar-Can Bill Signed into Law

Nar-Can Bill Signed into Law
Posted on 05/01/2017

Cottonwood Heights Police Chief Robby Russo was on hand for a ceremonial bill signing in early April that changed Utah code regarding dispensing Naxalone (Nar-Can) to people suffering from opiod/opiate overdose.

Nar-Can counteracts the effects of painkillers, and can save lives if applied early by first responders. CHPD was the first Utah law enforcement agency to equip officers with Nar-Can. 

The bill was signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert and was sponsored by Rep. Carol Spackman Moss (Murray-Holladay) and Senator Brian Shiozawa (Cottonwood Heights).