​​What is the ORP?

The Overdose Response Program is a program administered by the Maryland Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Administration.  Authorization as an Overdose Response Program indicates that you and/or your organization provide comprehensive education in recognizing the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose as well as training in how to administer naloxone and provide supportive care until emergency help arrives.

How to Become an ORP

Education and Training Entity

  1. Download, complete, sign and return (by fax or email), the ORP Application form.  Application for Entity Authorization
  2. An ORP administrator will contact you to set up a telephone interview to learn more about your organization and review the training and reporting requirements.
  3. Once approved, you will receive a Certificate of Authorization

If you plan to dispense naloxone as part of your educational program, you must enter into a written agreement with a licensed health care provider with prescribing authority in Maryland.
  1. Identify a licensed health care provider who has prescribing authority in Maryland
  2. Once identified, complete the “Overdose Response Program Licensed Health Care Provider Agreement
  3. Complete the “Overdose Response Program Dispensing Protocol” document.
  4. If applicable, submit a signed copy of a Standing Order issued by your health care provider.
  5. Submit all documents to the ORP Administrator at the Behavioral Health Administration by fax (410-402-8601) or email: MDH.naloxone@maryland.gov​​