‘Good Samaritan’ Immunity
Good Samaritan Immunity is a provision that helps protect people who try to help others in emergency situations. This law says that if someone sees another person in danger or hurt and tries to help, they usually can’t be sued or punished for trying to help, even if something goes wrong. The law encourages people to help each other without being afraid of legal trouble. However, it’s important to know that this law might not apply if the person helping is being careless or doing something really reckless. So, the Good Samaritan Law is like a safety net to encourage people to lend a hand when someone needs it.
Act 139, also known as Pennsylvania’s Opioid Overdose Reversal Act, provides legal protection to individuals who seek emergency medical help for someone experiencing an overdose or a medical emergency. The law shields individuals calling emergency services from certain legal consequences, such as drug possession charges. This law aims to encourage people to call 911 and assist someone in need of immediate medical attention.