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“Good Samaritan” Drug Overdose Immunity Laws Introduction In an attempt to encourage people to seek medical attention if they experience or witness someone else experiencing a drug overdose, 40 states and the District of Columbia have enacted “Good Samaritan” laws, which provide some form of immunity for low priority controlled substance …

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DRUG OVERDOSE RESPONSE IMMUNITY LAWS IN PENNSYLVANIA. Contact Us. Ketchel Law 429 4th Avenue, Suite 1600 Pittsburgh, PA 15219. 412-456-1221

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The commonwealth’s Good Samaritan law is far from perfect. For instance, unlike Delaware’s rather expansive law — which provides immunity from arrest, charge and prosecution for a host of drug-related offenses, and includes an “affirmative defense” clause for drug dealers who report an overdose — in Pennsylvania, callers to 911 will only be immune from a handful of possession

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The Good Samaritan Overdose Law. October 4, 2015. Comments are closed. Search for: Latest Blog. Bite the Bullet: Speak with a Violent Crime Defense Attorney in Van Nuys CA 05/27/2021. They say that life is unfair. However, it’s not that life is unfair; it’s Being Wrongfully Prosecuted for Battery in Palmdale CA? Now is the Time to Get Legal Help 05/24/2021. Did your sibling …

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A person who by virtue of the person's office or public employment is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make arrests for offenses, whether that duty extends to all offenses or is limited to specific offenses, or a person on active State duty under 51 Pa.C.S. § 508 (relating to active duty for emergency). 1 35 P.S. § 780

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Good samaritan overdose immunity law Drug overdose immunity, or good samaritan laws, provides some protection against getting arrested for the person calling for medical assistance. The immunity is intended to help reduce the number of overdose-related injuries or deaths by limiting the consequences that a person may face when they procure medical help. Find the …

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Illinois passed a similar law in 2010.Drug overdoses persist as a major cause of preventable death. Calling 911 during an overdose can mean the difference between life and death, but witnesses sometimes do not call because they perceive that they may be arrested. Proponents of drug overdose Good Samaritan laws aim to address this concern…

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The Good Samaritan Law is meant to encourage bystanders witnessing a drug overdose to seek medical help for the victim. The bystander who calls 911 or seeks medical help will receive immunity from criminal charges for drug possession (except for marijuana). The overdose victim also is protected. Overdose Anecdote

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Some states have passed comprehensive Good Samaritan overdose prevention laws that provide broad protection. Other states have passed laws that consider seeking medical assistance for a person experiencing an overdose as an affirmative defense, or as a mitigating factor during sentencing. This is a longitudinal dataset, displaying laws from all 50 states and …

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New Data Highlights Complexity of Good Samaritan Overdose Law Landscape. November 8, 2021 November 8, 2021 Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research Leave a comment. By David Momjian. Since 1999, over 800,000 people have died from a drug overdose in the United States, with more than half of those deaths (500,000) resulting from opioid …

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New York State's 911 Good Samaritan Law Protects YOU. Law Details: The New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law allows people to call 911 without fear of arrest if they are having a drug or alcohol overdose that requires emergency medical care or if they witness someone overdosing. The following are signs of an overdose.Call 911 if the person: Is passed out and …

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Unintentional drug overdose is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Overdose bystanders may not call for medical assistance for fear of being arrested for drug-related crimes. In response, some states have enacted "Good Samaritan" laws that create immunities or other legal protections for people who call for help in the event of an overdose. …

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