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Somerset County Health Department Promotes the Maryland Good Samaritan Law to Encourage Overdose Witnesses to Call 911
February 21, 2017

You won't be arrested. Call 911 to report an overdose!

WESTOVER, MD – February 21, 2017 – Most people don’t think twice about calling 911 when they see someone suffer a heart attack. Unfortunately the same is not true for all witnesses to a drug overdose. Many hesitate to call 911 for fear of getting in trouble with the law. What they don’t realize is they are actually protected by the law. In the state of Maryland, the Good Samaritan Law provides immunity from arrest or prosecution for people who summon help at the scene of an overdose. (more…)

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