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Illinois’ 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Law

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.

Save a Life.

Don’t Run, Call 911!


Understanding Illinois’ Emergency Medical Services Access Act:

The “Good Samaritan Law”

Illinois Public Act 097-0678


Illinois is one of 16 states in which 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).


CALLING 911 CAN SAVE A LIFE!

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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.

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