NJ Governor Murphy Introduces Naloxone Distribution Program
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has Introduced a Naloxone Distribution Program for eligible agencies.
Those who are deemed eligible will be able to receive Naloxone (order online) whenever they need it.
About this initiative, Governor Murphy said:
With nearly 3,000 New Jerseyans lost to overdoses each year, my Administration understands the critical importance of promoting harm reduction measures that can save the lives of countless residents struggling with substance use disorder. said Governor Phil Murphy. This distribution program is another way we are working to increase access to naloxone so that it will be on-hand whenever and wherever it is needed. My Administration will not stop seeking solutions to help the many people throughout our state who have been impacted by the opioid epidemic.
Assistant DHS Commissioner Valerie Mielke, who directs the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) has confirmed that the eligible agencies are:
First responder agencies such as law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services:
- Harm reduction agencies;
- DMHAS-contracted community peer recovery centers;
- County prosecutor’s offices;
- DMHAS contracted family support centers;
- Mobile outreach providers;
- Opioid treatment programs;
- Re-entry programs;
- DMHAS-contracted treatment programs; and
Those eligible agencies are required to register here.
When the registration process is completed, agencies will then be able to log-in to the Naloxone Distribution Portal and submit requests for naloxone on an as needed basis.
"Having an ample supply of Naloxone is essential to our efforts to bring an end to the opioid epidemic and prevent overdose deaths." said Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin.
For more information, go to Naloxone@dhs.nj.gov.
SOURCES: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Health & Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin.