Opioid Overdose Prevention

Resources for Registered Programs

If you are one of the following entities listed below, you are eligible to register with the New York State Department of Health and maintain opioid overdose prevention programs:

  • Health Care Facilities - Hospitals and Diagnostic & Treatment clinics that are regulated by the Department of Health under the Public Health Law
  • Individual Medical Practitioners - Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: legally authorized in New York State to prescribe medication
  • Drug Treatment Programs - Licensed under New York's Mental Hygiene Law
  • Not-for-Profit Community-Based Organizations - incorporated under the Not-for-Profit Corporation law
  • Local and State Government Agencies - local health departments and public safety agencies
  • Institutions of Higher Education - approved by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, which provide a course of study leading to a post-secondary degree or diploma
  • Business, Trade, Technical and Occupational Schools - approved by the Regents of the University of the State of New York or by a nationally-recognized accrediting agency or association accepted by the Regents
  • Pharmacies - registered under the Education Law

How to Get Started

Once a program is approved by the NYSDOH AIDS Institute, programs can use the following list of resources to get started:

Directions and Steps on how to Respond to an Overdose and Give Naloxone

Online Fact Sheets

Printed Booklets

911 Good Samaritan Law


Palm Cards

Order Forms

Stop Prescription Pain Medication Misuse

Wallet-sized, educational palm cards for pharmacies to share to customers who are prescribed opioids medication (order form included).

Additional Information and Questions

Registered programs that need the following: certificate of completion cards (blue cards), naloxone kits, and more information about reporting requirements, or inquiring about specific programmatic questions may send and email to overdose@health.ny.gov.