NALOXONE AND THE GOOD SAMARITAN LAW

UNDERSTANDING THE GOOD SAMARITAN LAW

UNDERSTANDING ILLINOIS' EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACCESS ACT: THE "GOOD SAMARITAN LAW"
ILLINOIS PUBLIC ACT 097-0678

 

In Illinois more people die of drug overdoses than car accidents. EMSAA/The Good Samaritan Overdose Law went into effect on June 1, 2012 to help save the lives of opiate overdose victims.

 

If you think you're witnessing a drug overdose and seek medical help, you will receive immunity from criminal charges for drug possession. The overdose victim you're helping is protected, too. Call 911.

 

Another law that passed in 2009 also expands access to Narcan™ (generic name naloxone), an opiate antagonist that reverses the effect of overdose from opioids like heroin and prescription pain pills.

 

Take a look at this interactive website to understand the details of this law including in depth information about Narcan™ (naloxone).

ATTENTION ILLINOIS CITIZENS!

 

We are looking for individuals who have used EMSAA/The Good
Samaritan Law to save a life.

 

Please email us at info@StopOverdoseIL.org

 

to anonymously report your experience.

We aim to reduce the number of deaths in Illinois by educating residents, key stakeholders and impacted individuals on practices and policies that reduce overdose fatalities.

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We envision a time where an overdose is treated as a health issue and when naloxone and other lifesaving overdose support is in the hands of those who need it.

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