911 Good Samaritan Law

New legislation went into effect on September 13, 2016.  The new law, which is known as the “911 Good Samaritan Law”, grants immunity from arrest and prosecution to certain individuals under certain circumstances.

If you commit a minor drug possession offense and evidence of that offense was discovered when police responded to a request for medical assistance for a drug overdose, you MAY be entitled to receive immunity from arrest and prosecution for that offense.

A request for medical assistance includes, but is not limited to:

Who can qualify for immunity?

You MAY qualify for immunity if ALL of the following applies to you:

IMPORTANT:
You need to be aware that immunity is not automatic.  To receive immunity from arrest and prosecution for your minor drug possession offense, you MUST take certain steps that are required by law.  You will not receive immunity from arrest and prosecution for your minor drug possession offense UNLESS you do BOTH of the following:

Need Help?
If you are unsure of how to contact a community addiction services provider or a properly credentialed addiction treatment professional, who to contact, or where to go, you can either of the numbers listed below:

Mental Health & Recovery:  513.732.5400
http://www.ccmhrb.com

Help 24/7:  513.528.SAVE (7283)
https://www.getcleannowclermont.org/