Join us for this FREE Virtual Event on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
North Carolina’s Good Samaritan Law: Past, Present, and Future
Speakers: Randy Abbott, Stephanie Almeida, and Jordan Scott
Join PRISM’s September Learning Circle for a discussion of “North Carolina’s Good Samaritan Law: Present and Future Implications”. The Good Samaritan Law is designed to remove criminal charges for a bystander who calls 911 to provide assistance to someone who is ill or incapacitated. There’s also a naloxone access component to the Good Samaritan Law that removes civil liabilities from bystanders who administer naloxone or Narcan to reverse a drug overdose.
This year, a bill was passed in the North Carolina State House that includes revising the Good Samaritan Immunity Law for possession of less than one gram of any controlled substance. That bill has been waiting on action from the Senate since March 23. Read More About Advocacy Work to Expand the Good Samaritan Law in North Carolina: https://expandgoodsamnc.com/
On September 28th, PRISM will be hosting a panel with harm reduction advocates Randy Abbott, Stephanie Almeida, and Jordan Scott to learn more about this vital advocacy work in North Carolina. Join us to learn about the bill, how it impacts our communities and ways you can advocate for the much-needed expansion of this law to provide adequate protection and save lives across the State of North Carolina.