New York State’s 911 Good Samaritan Law Protects YOU

NY State Good Samaritan Law protects you and allows people to call 911 without fear of arrest if they are having a drug or alcohol overdose that requires emergency medical care or if they witness someone overdosing. Everyone – regardless of age – who seeks medical help for themselves or someone else during an overdose is protected by the Good Samaritan Law. Call 911 if the person: Is passed out and cannot be woken up, is not breathing, breathing very slowly, or making gurgling sounds, and/or has lips that are blue or grayish color.