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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)