|Posted:||April 29, 2013 04:00 PM|
|From:||Representative Gene DiGirolamo|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Good Samaritan Law (drug overdose)|
|In the near future, I intend to re-introduce former HB 2489, creating a drug overdose Good Samaritan Law for Pennsylvania. Deaths by drug overdose are increasing nationwide and Pennsylvania is no exception. Sadly, all of these deaths are preventable.
A comprehensive public health strategy to prevent overdose deaths should start with the enactment of a Good Samaritan Law to protect those who summon medical assistance for an overdose. Calling 911 should not be a crime. I believe that saving lives is more important than punishing behavior. Please join me in sponsoring this much needed legislation.
Introduced as HB1627