Good Samaritan Law

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Many overdose deaths are preventable, yet people often fear arrest if they call 9-1-1 for help at the scene of a drug overdose.  

This law is designed to encourage people to seek medical care for the overdose victim and stay with them until help arrives by providing protections from arrest, charge, and/or prosecution for low level drug violations. Calling Poison Control at (800) 222-1222 is another option. 

By recognizing the signs of overdose, knowing how to respond, and acting quickly you can save a life.