Cornell Medical Amnesty Policy Expanded to Include Drug Emergencies | The Cornell Daily Sun

The University has revised its medical amnesty protocol to protect students from action by the Judicial Administrator if they call 911 to report a drug overdose while on campus. The previous policy, which was implemented in 2002, only granted amnesty to students who called concerning alcohol-related emergencies.

The Good Samaritan Protocol, which went into effect on July 1, brings Cornell’s policy in line with New York State’s Good Samaritan Law, which went into effect last September, according to Deborah Lewis, alcohol projects coordinator at Gannett Health Services. The state law, passed in 2011, protects anyone calling to report a drug or alcohol-related emergency from underage drinking charges and other legal ramifications.

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