West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 64 - Health
64-104 - Certification of Opioid Overdose Prevention and Treatment Training Programs
§64-104-2 - Definitions.
2.1. "Curriculum" means a detailed course oudine, description, or syllabus submitted to die OEMS as part of die approval process by an association, educational institution, heaMi care facility, or emergency medical services agency sponsoring a training program.
2.2. "Initial responder" means emergency medical service personnel, as defined by W. Va. Code % 16-4c-3(g), including, but not limited to, a member of die West Virginia State Police, a sheriff, a deputy sheriff, a municipal police officer, a volunteer or paid firefighter and any odier person acting under color of law who responds to emergencies.
2.3. "Office of Emergency Medical Services" or "OEMS" means die office under die Commissioner of die Bureau for Public HeaUh pursuant to W. Va. Code §16-4C-4, mandated by die provisions of die "Access to Opioid Antagonists Act" to administer standards for certification and approval of opioid overdose prevention and treatment training programs audiorized by die Act.
2.4. "Opiates" or "opioid drugs" means drugs diat are members of die natural and syndietic opium family, including, but not limited to, heroin, morpliine, codeine, mediadone, oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and hydromorphone.
2.5. "Opioid antagonist" means a federal Food and Drug Administration-approved drug for die treatment of an opiate-related overdose, such as naloxone hydrochloride or odier substance, diat, when administered, negates or neutralizes, in whole or in part, die pharmacological effects of an opioid in die body.
2.6. "Opioid overdose prevention and treatment training program" or "training program" means any program operated or approved by die Office of Emergency Medical Services.
2.7. "Overdose" means an acute condition, including, but not limited to, life-direatening physical illness, coma, mania, hysteria or deadi, which is die result of die consumption or use of opioid drugs.