Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Official Website

Good Samaritan Law - Act 139

Through the Good Samaritan provision of Act 139, friends and loved ones are encouraged to call 911 for emergency medical services in the event an overdose is witnessed. The provision offers certain criminal and civil protections and provides reassurance to the caller that they cannot get in trouble for being present, witnessing and reporting an overdose.

Act 139 offers protection for both the person experiencing the overdose, as well as the person who calls it in and stays until the first emergency response unit comes. These protections include criminal prosecution for a controlled substance or violation of probation or parole. Click here to download the flyer below.

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