(1) A law enforcement agency that purchases, possesses, or distributes any opioid antagonist under section 2, and any peace officer that possesses or in good faith administers an opioid antagonist under section 3, is immune from civil liability for injuries or damages arising out of the administration of that opioid antagonist to any individual under this act if the conduct does not amount to gross negligence that is the proximate cause of the injury or damage. As used in this subsection, “gross negligence” means that term as defined in section 7 of 1964 PA 170, MCL 691.1407.

(2) A law enforcement agency that purchases, possesses, or distributes any opioid antagonist under section 2, and any peace officer that possesses or in good faith administers an opioid antagonist under section 3, is not subject to criminal prosecution for purchasing, possessing, distributing, or administering any opioid antagonist to any individual under this act.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 28.544

  • Law enforcement agency: means an entity of this state or of a local unit of government of this state that employs peace officers. See Michigan Laws 324.2707
  • Opioid antagonist: means naloxone hydrochloride or any other similarly acting and equally safe drug approved by the federal food and drug administration for the treatment of drug overdose. See Michigan Laws 324.2707
  • Peace officer: means 1 or more of the following:

    (i) A regularly employed member of a law enforcement agency authorized and established under law, including common law, who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the general criminal laws of this state. See Michigan Laws 324.2707