Framingham Considering Policy To Store Narcan in Schools

FRAMINGHAM  – Framingham School Committee is proposing allowing Narcan to be stored and administered in Framingham Public Schools.

The School Committee unanimously approved last night, Sept. 6, a first reading of a policy, which would allow school nurses to administer Narcan, a brand-name drug that can reverse opioid overdoses. The final vote is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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The policy would allow trained school nurses to administer the spray drug if a student, parent, or visitor to a school is having a life threatening opiate overdose on school property.

School administrators, last night, could not answer if the drug would be stored at all Framingham Public Schools, including Blocks preschool, the district’s nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and Framingham High.

School Committee member Beverly Hugo said this was an “important policy” that will “save lives.”

The policy would not prohibit Framingham Police Officers from administering Narcan on school property, or trained first responders.

The policy allows for school nurses to train someone at each school, who could administer the drug, if a school nurse was not on site.

Natick Public Schools already has a policy to store Narcan in schools.

 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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