Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources for School Settings

Effective, August 11, 2015 NYS schools may institute Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs and train volunteer school personnel to administer a life-saving medication called naloxone to student or staff experiencing signs of opioid overdose on the school site.

The following forms should be utilized for registering and reporting consistent with school district policy and guidance:

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Registration Form- Schools, School Districts or NYS Licensed Physicians, or Nurse Practitioners may use this form to register as an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program
  • NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Reporting Form- This form should be submitted for any opioid overdose responses which occur on-site during the school day or school sponsored events. This form can be requested by sending an email to overdose@health.ny.gov.
  • NYSDOH Quarterly Reporting Form.  The opioid overdose regulations in 10 NYCRR 80.138 require quarterly reporting by all registered programs on training activities and distribution of naloxone.  A simple reporting form will be form will be sent by the Department of Health at the end of each quarter.

The New York State Center for School Health (NYSCSH) works in collaboration with the Student Support Services Team of the NYS Education Department. The Center provides technical assistance, resources, and training to NYS school health professionals, and in collaboration with the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Education Department has created a Heroin and Opioid Resource page which contains the resources required to implement an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program in schools or schools districts.

The Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit for Schools include:

School Districts in NYS Registered as Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs