It is legal for anyone to carry and administer naloxone (aka Narcan®) in Washington State. On August 28, the State Health Officer issued a statewide standing order for naloxone that “shall be considered a naloxone prescription for an eligible person or entity. This standing order authorizes any eligible person or entity in the state of Washington to possess, store, deliver, distribute or administer naloxone.”
Naloxone is available at most pharmacies and may be covered by your insurance. Call ahead to check availability and pricing. Learn more about how to use naloxone in this helpful fact sheet.
If you or someone you love is at risk for opioid overdose, we may be able to provide FREE intranasal Narcan® through a partnership with the Washington State Department of Health. Contact Elizabeth.Ruth@UnitedGeneral.org for more information.