Overdoses; safe reporting. (HB557)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Safe reporting of overdoses. Provides that no individual who sought or obtained emergency medical attention for himself or for another individual because of a drug or alcohol-related overdose may be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for simple possession of a controlled substance or a synthetic cannabinoid or for the unlawful purchase, possession, or consumption of alcohol if the evidence for the charge was gained as a result of the individual seeking or obtaining emergency medical attention. This limited immunity does not prohibit the use of such evidence in the prosecution of other individuals or the prosecution of an individual for any other offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103206D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Courts of Justice