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Ithaca College and Cornell Students SHOULD Know the Law when it comes to Drug/Alcohol Overdosing
*Important Info for all New York students and their Parents*
Chapter 8: Partying Too Hard…Overdosing
Fortunately, there are protections built into New York’s laws that protect
people who seek medical care for alcohol and drug abuse from criminal charges.
The goal is to make sure all students know that their personal safety comes first
and that they will NOT get in trouble for seeking medical attention for
themselves or their friends.
The only exception to this law is for people who are caught selling drugs. They may still be
prosecuted under drug sale crimes, but not possession based crimes. All in all,
this law protects both the user and “Good Samaritan” who seek medical attention
in times of drug or alcohol emergency. Tell your friends and parents about this
law. It could save your life someday.
*PLAYING IT SMART:
1. Make sure your friends know about this law.
2. If you or a friend is unconscious, be safe, and get them medical attention
When it comes to partying --it should be fun and safe. If you are a college student or a parent reading this, make sure you tell your friends and kids about this law. It could save your/their life one day.
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DISCLAIMER: If you or a loved one is charged with a crime in NY, we strongly urge you to consult with a local, licensed criminal defense attorney to help lessen the possible negative outcomes of the charge--including the potential loss of your freedom.