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What Is New York’s 911 Good Samaritan Law?

Picture this. You’re at a party where the drugs and alcohol are flowing freely. Your friend suddenly passes out and seems to be in deep trouble. You think they’ve overdosed.

Will they go to jail if you call 911? Will you? Thanks to New York’s 911 Good Samaritan Law, you can generally do the right thing without fear of arrest. And you should do it fast: your friend’s survival depends on how quickly they get medical attention.

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