West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 64 - Health
64-104 - Certification of Opioid Overdose Prevention and Treatment Training Programs
§64-104-3 - Opioid overdose prevention and treatment training programs.
§64-104-3. Opioid overdose prevention and treatment training programs.
3.1. Training programs must contribute direcdy to die professional competence, skills, and education of initial responders and must educate participants on die following;3.1.a. The four risk factors for overdose;
3.1.b. Recognizing diree signs of an overdose;
3.1.e. Ability to perform techniques to stimulate someone who appears to have overdosed;
3.1.d. Ability to correcdy perform rescue breadiing; and
3.1.e. Ability to correcdy administer naloxone.
3.2. Instructors must demonstrate die necessary practical and academic skills to conduct die courses effectively and meet all standards specified by OEMS, including:3.2.a. Have working knowledge of opioid drugs, risk factors for overdose, signs of an overdose, use of naloxone widi respect to training and naloxone prescription and furnishing;
3.2.b. Be able to communicate widi potential responders in an open, non-judgmental manner using non-technical language;
3.2.c. Be familiar widi and sensitive to die healdi and social experiences of substance users; and
3.2.d. Have mastery of the information and skills addressed in these guidelines, including naloxone administration and rescue breadiing.
3.3. Training program materials shall be written and distributed to attendees at or before die time offered, whenever practical;
3.4. Training programs shall be presented in a suitable setting, including on-line or other distributive education metiiods, appropriate to die educational purpose of die specific course;
3.5. Individuals completing a training program must demonstrate at least die minimum acceptable proficiency in tasks or duties set forth in subsection 3.1. Tliis minimum acceptable proficiency must be determined by die instructor for die course.
3.6. The training program instructor must document an individual's successful completion of die training program in a certificate or letter, die original of which must be given to die individual, containing die following information:3.6.a. The individual's name;
3.6.b. The individual's date of birth;
3.6.c. The name of die individual's employer;
3.6.d. The date of successful completion of die course;
3.6.e. The course sponsor; and
3.6.f. The course instructor.
3.7. The information required by subsection 3.6. must also be submitted to die OEMS in form or letter signed by die administrator.