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Posted on: December 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] The 911 Good Samaritan Law

An overdose is a medical emergency. The 911 Good Samaritan Law provides protection from drug possession charges when an overdose victim or an overdose witness seeks medical attention. This law helps reduce overdose deaths by removing barriers to calling 911 for medical assistance, a crucial step in saving the life of someone experiencing an overdose. 

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