When President Clinton kicked off the federal government sponsored "Y2K Action Week" by signing the Good Samaritan legislation
The report describes how the dissemination of take-home naloxone has been facilitated by the introduction of so-called Good Samaritan legislation
in some countries (Luxembourg, Scotland, some US states), which exempt lay responders from liability when they offer assistance.
LEGAL COMMENTARY: The goal of Good Samaritan legislation
is to encourage the rendering of medical care to those who need it but otherwise might not receive it by persons who come upon such victims by chance, without the accoutrements provided in a medical facility, including expertise, assistance, sanitation, or equipment.
Most of the provinces have enacted Good Samaritan legislation
(see for example the Alberta Emergency Medical Aid Act and the BC Good Samaritan Act) to immunize rescuers from liability as long as they are not grossly negligent or reckless.
We look forward to working with anyone who wants to make our waters cleaner and our lands healthier and build strong, bipartisan support to pass Good Samaritan legislation
, said Chris Wood, President and CEO of Trout Unlimited.
Joined by professional experts the day before the one year anniversary of Super-storm Sandy making landfall in New Jersey, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald called for Good Samaritan legislation
to improve the state's ability to respond to large-scale natural disasters.