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In 2014, Governor Nathan Deal signed the Good Samaritan 911 Medical Amnesty Bill into law which provides limited prosecution immunity to anyone who seeks emergency medical help for an overdose victim. The Bill also allows first responders to carry Narcan. Narcan (Naloxone) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of an opioid overdose or a possible opioid overdose. www.stopoverdoses.com
Georgia’s Medical Amnesty Law protects victims and callers seeking medical assistance at drug or alcohol overdose scenes. The law was passed to help save lives by encouraging friends and families to call for help. Help spread the word about the Medical Amnesty Law by talking with your friends and family about the importance of calling 911 for overdoses when a person is not responsive. Minutes count, so don’t run, call 911. If you suspect opioid overdose, stay with the victim until help arrives.
See more at the link: Background and Law by Drug Free Hall County GA
Many times, a friend or family member is the first person to realize that someone has overdosed. Because time is so critical to saving the victim’s life, it’s important to take action when you suspect opioid overdose.
Knowing what to do if someone overdoses is especially important if someone in your family:
Of course if someone is not responding, it is normal to be frightened and unable to think clearly. That’s why you need to prepare ahead of time.