How to Become a Registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

On April 1, 2006, New York State law went into effect which allows for non-medical persons in the general community to administer Naloxone to another person to prevent an opioid/heroin overdose from becoming fatal.

The New York State Department of Health currently has virtually a 1,000 (and growing) registered opioid overdose programs throughout the state. Eligible providers can simply complete and submit a registered form to

Once a program is registered this enables the program to train community members (lay responders), other para professionals, professionals, clients or patients and their families on how to recognize, respond and give Naloxone.

For more information on how community organizations can become an opioid overdose program call 1.800.692.8528 or email

How to Get Started

Once a program is registered through the NYS DOH, check out the following resources: