OFFICERS ALLOWED TO USE LIFE SAVING DRUG

Nov 13, 2018

By Christine Ross

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The PC government is amending a provision in the Police Services Act that allows officers to administer naloxone and NOT be the subject of a formal investigation. Before today, police had been required to report and be investigated by the province’s special investigation unit if a civilian died after being administered the life saving drug. Today’s announcement means the police will no longer be required to notify the SIU provided there was no other interaction that could have caused death or serious injury. The province says the new rules will help officers save victims of overdoses.

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