Addiction Treatment Act of 2015

(b) Any person who in good faith seeks medical assistance for a person experiencing

or believed to be experiencing a drug overdose shall not be arrested, charged, or prosecuted

for a drug violation if the evidence for the arrest, charge, or prosecution of the drug violation

resulted from seeking such medical assistance. Any person who is experiencing a drug

overdose and who in good faith seeks medical assistance for or is the subject of a request

for medical assistance shall not be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for a drug violation if the

evidence for the arrest, charge, or prosecution of the drug violation resulted from seeking

such medical assistance. This immunity from being arrested, charged, or prosecuted shall

apply to the person experiencing a drug overdose only on the person's first such drug

overdose. Any such person shall also not be subject to the following, if related to the seeking

of medical assistance:

(1) Penalties for a violation of a permanent or temporary protective order or

restraining order; or

(2) Sanctions for a violation of a condition of pretrial release, condition of

probation, or condition of parole based on a drug violation.

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