DRU-026: Good Samaritan Laws for Overdose Victims
Good Samaritan Laws for Overdose Victims: The Wisconsin Medical Society Supports:
- Legislation that provides legal protection to a witness or victim of an overdose, who in good faith requests or administers emergency medical assistance in order to save the life of an alcohol or drug overdose victim.
- Initiatives that create avenues for drug treatment in lieu of an arrest, prosecution, and/or conviction for the drug overdose victim after an overdose occurs, or for the individual who requests medical assistance at the time of overdose.
- Efforts to increase awareness and educate the public and law enforcement officials about existing and future Good Samaritan legislation. (HOD, 0416)