Enact a Good Samaritan law in New Jersey
Good Samaritan Policies (also known as Medical Amnesty Policies) are life-saving measures that enable people to make responsible decisions by shielding them from punishment when they call for medical help during an emergency relating to alcohol or other drugs. Since the threat of punitive policies can often cause hesitation during confusing and stressful party situations, the existence of a Good Samaritan Policy is essential to ensuring that people are able to stay alive and receive help when they are in trouble.
The New Jersey state legislature is currently considering S851/A578, a bill that would allow New Jersey citizens to call for medical assistance during drug overdose emergencies without fear of prosecution. Please take action by sending a message to state Senators and Assembly Members through the form below.