PA: What would you do if you were an underage drinker at a party where a friend suddenly gets sick or passes out?
The students of the Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth’s Youth Advisory Council produced a YouTube video to educate their peers about alcohol poisoning and a new law that eliminates the disincentive for underage drinkers to make that call to 911 to request for immediate medical attention for the sick person (usually their friend).
Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan Law is similar to medical-amnesty laws that exist in states like New York and New Jersey and are popular at college campuses across the country. Meant to encourage partiers to call 911 if a friend who is under the influence needs medical attention, it exempts the underage caller from getting into trouble with the law if he or she has been drinking too. In Pennsylvania, the person who needs medical attention may still get cited for underage drinking. New Jersey’s similar law protects the sick person as well.
For full article see: Main Line teens create PSA about ‘Good Samaritan’ law
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