Act amended to allow Dental Hygienists to Administer Naloxone in ‎an Emergency

Posted Date: 10/21/2016

Amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) have come into effect that allow all health professionals regulated by the HPA, including Dental Hygienists, to administer naloxone in an emergency situation to a person they suspect is suffering from an opioid overdose. Naloxone can be administered by injection or intranasally.  As a professional, you are required to ensure that you are properly educated and/or trained before providing care.  We are continuing to work with all stakeholders on this important issue. More information related to how to obtain naloxone kits and educational resources will be distributed shortly.