Some nurses who have been prescribed medication to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose, in order to use that drug on people who may need it in public, have been denied life insurance coverage by companies because of that prescription, according to lawmakers and advocacy groups.

That’s why Democrats in the state Legislature moved a bill Monday to prohibit life insurance companies from denying coverage to individuals, including nurses, who are prescribed opioid-reversal medications, like Naloxone or Narcan.

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