UGA leader recommends law enforcement have naloxone

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The University of Georgia System’s (UGA) Chief of Police, Bruce Holmes, has issued a statement that says that, “[UGA] Board of Regents Chairman [C. Thomas Hopkins Jr., M.D.] recommends all [UGA System] law enforcement agencies that do not have Naloxone make it available for use by officers in the field.”

The statement also notes that, “The Georgia 9-1-1 Medical Amnesty law, O.C.G.A. 3-3-23, authorizes law enforcement officers to maintain and administer opioid antagonists in suspected cases of opioid overdoses.”

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