Maryland’s House has passed a bill (HB 416) that would provide immunity from prosecution for people who seek assistance in a medical emergency. The bill now heads to the Maryland senate.
Good Samaritan laws are important life-saving measures. The threat of punitive policies can often cause hesitation during confusing and stressful situations, the existence of a Call 911 Good Samaritan Policy is essential to ensuring that people are able to stay alive and receive help when they are in trouble.
The Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder recently announced his support for a “mix” of policy solutions including good samaritan policies. We agree with Mr.Holder that calling for help shouldn’t be a crime. Join us in urging Maryland’s senate to pass this sensible Good Samaritan law by filling out the form below!
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