California Good Samaritan Law

CA AB 1999; CA AB 472

This bill grants "limited immunity from criminal prosecution for any person under the age of 21 years who is subject to prosecution ... where the person under the age of 21 years called 911 and reported that either himself or herself or another person was in need of medical assistance due to alcohol consumption and conformed to other specified requirements."

This bill provides "that it shall not be a crime for any person who experiences a drug-related overdose, as defined, who, in good faith, seeks medical assistance, or any other person who, in good faith, seeks medical assistance for the person experiencing a drug-related overdose, to be under the influence of, or to possess for personal use, a controlled substance, controlled substance analog, or drug paraphernalia, under certain circumstances related to a drug-related overdose that prompted seeking medical assistance if that person does not obstruct medical or law enforcement personnel."


You are protected from consequences in these instances.


Always call, you could save a life.