In Idaho, anyone can ask for a prescription for naloxone from a physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner or pharmacist. In a medical emergency like an overdose, individuals cannot administer naloxone to themselves. Naloxone does not need to be for your own use, which means members of the community, family members, friends, first responders, and bystanders can receive naloxone and administer or “leave-behind” naloxone to anyone else. Someone who administers naloxone to a person who appears to be experiencing an opioid overdose is legally protected by Idaho’s Naloxone Access Law and Idaho’s Good Samaritan Law. Idaho’s Naloxone Access Law was updated in July 2021, allowing for naloxone to be distributed via leave-behind programs for first responders. This bill permits entities, such as first responder organizations, to further distribute naloxone to the public and their employees.
Source: Network for Public Health Law (August 2020). Harm Reduction Laws in Idaho.