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Police Attendance at Overdoses

Police Attendance at Overdoses

The federal Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA) became law in May 2017. The goal of the Act is to encourage people to call 911 in the event of an overdose without fear of charge or arrest.

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overdose, overdoses, Good Samaritan drug overdose act, police, complaint about the police