New Law Allows Horry County School Nurses To Store Narcan On Campus
Four doses will be stored in the nurse's office and all nurses will receive training on administering it before training their staff on how to do it as well.
Horry schools will now each receive four doses of Narcan by the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The doses will be stored in the nurse’s office and all nurses will receive training on administering it before training their staff on how to do it as well.
Before this year, S.C. school nurses were prohibited from administering life-saving, opioid-reversal medications like Narcan and instead they would have had to locate a resource officer in hopes they had the medication on them or near-by.
Now, a new state law allows schools to keep a stock of the drug in their supplies. The new law allows the drug to be administered to not only students, but staff, parents and campus visitors as necessary and can be used at any school related function.
Along with Narcan, Albuterol Inhalers and previously approved Epipens are also being authorized by DHEC this school year.