Evaluation


What is the impact of EMSAA/The Good Samaritan Law?

Because EMSAA/The Good Samaritan Law is still in the process of implementation, we are not able to evaluate the law at this time. However, please see details below regarding the state of Washington’s law evaluation.


Washington was the second state in the country to pass a Good Samaritan Law.  Currently, researchers at the University of Washington are evaluating the state’s "911 Good Samaritan Law,” which was passed in 2010. This work was commissioned by the Public Health Law Research Program, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This is the first such evaluation of this type of law in the United States.


Changes in the behavior of drug users, police and paramedics during heroin overdoses will be reviewed for the complete evaluation, and the legal intent of the law will be examined through document reviews and interviews with legislators and other stakeholders. Among the outcomes to be examined are changes in the rates of opioid overdose (fatal and non-fatal); 911 overdose call volume and severity; and naloxone administration by lay persons and medical professionals.

A brief report on the initial Washington State evaluation is linked below; the full evaluation will be completed soon.


Washington’s 911 Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Law

Initial Evaluation Results, November 2011


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.



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.

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Did you use Illinois 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Law to save a life? Please share your story anonymously here.

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Find out what Narcan is, who can get it, where it’s available and how it works.  Someone’e life depends on it, find out more.

info@StopOverdoseIL.org


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