Overdose Protection Act

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New Jersey's Good Samaritan Law, also known as Lifeline Legislation and Overdose Protection Act was passed on May 2, 2013.

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The legislation takes a two-prong approach to help prevent drug overdose deaths in New Jersey. First, it provides legal protection to people who are in violation of the law while they are attempting to help a drug overdose victim. Secondly, it eliminates negative legal action against health care professionals or bystanders who administer overdose antidotes in life-threatening situations.

For more information:

http://www.drugpolicy.org/departments-and-state-offices/new-jersey/overdose-prevention-campaign