By Jack Nissen
Posted Jun 20 2019 05:46PM EDT
Updated Jun 21 2019 02:58PM EDT
(FOX 2) – Libraries will soon have the green light to stock and administer Narcan to people who have overdosed.
This comes after the Michigan House and Senate both approved a bill that would remove the liability for library employees to issue life-saving drugs for overdosed victims. The bill passed unanimously. The drafting and subsequent consensus behind the bill spotlights the role that public institutions like libraries now hold in their fight against drug addiction and overdoses.
“Libraries are open to all,” said Kristin Shelley, the president of the Michigan Library Association. “We don’t care which people walk in. We allow a certain degree of anonymity.”