Enforcement & Justice
Enforcement and Justice work together to strengthen community safety by responding to crimes and community challenges associated with legal and illegal drugs.
The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act can provide some legal protection for individuals who stay and seek emergency help during an overdose. This act can provide some legal protection for the person who seeks emergency help during an overdose, anyone at the scene when help arrives, as well as the individual experiencing the overdose.
As outlined in the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, you can be protected from:
- Charges for possession of illicit drugs.
- Breach of conditions regarding possession of controlled substances in:
- pre-trial release
- probation order
- conditional sentences
The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act does not protect from more serious offences including:
- outstanding warrants
- production and/or trafficking of controlled substances
- all other crimes not outlined in the act
This item was last modified on November 2, 2018