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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 9TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD
CHAPTER 170PAIN MANAGEMENT
SUBCHAPTER BUTILIZATION OF OPIOID ANTAGONISTS
RULE §170.5Definitions

Pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §170.001, the definitions for "opioid antagonist" and "prescriber," and opioid-related drug overdose have the meanings assigned by Texas Health and Safety Code §483.101, as set out in paragraphs (1) - (3) of this section.

  (1) Prescriber--a person authorized by law to prescribe an opioid antagonist.

  (2) Opioid antagonist--Naloxone, a drug that binds to opioid receptors and blocks or otherwise inhibits the effects of opioids acting on those receptors.

  (3) Opioid-related drug overdose--a condition, evidenced by symptoms such as extreme physical illness, decreased level of consciousness, constriction of the pupils or dilation of the pupils, respiratory depression, or coma, that a layperson would reasonably believe to be the result of the consumption or use of an opioid.


Source Note: The provisions of this §170.5 adopted to be effective July 8, 2018, 43 TexReg 4454

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