2016 Code of Alabama
Title 20 - FOOD, DRUGS AND COSMETICS.
Chapter 2 - CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Article 13 - Opioid Antagonist Administration.
Section 20-2-281 - Individuals under age of 21 seeking medical assistance for another.

AL Code § 20-2-281 (2016) What's This?

Section 20-2-281

Individuals under age of 21 seeking medical assistance for another.

(a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, an individual under 21 years of age may not be prosecuted for the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages if law enforcement, including campus safety police, became aware of the possession or consumption of alcohol solely because the individual was seeking medical assistance for another individual under this article.

(b) Excluding Section 32-5A-191, an individual may not be prosecuted for a misdemeanor controlled substance offense if law enforcement became aware of the offense solely because the individual was seeking medical assistance for another individual under this article.

(c) This section shall apply if, when seeking medical assistance on behalf of another, the individual did all of the following:

(1) Acted in good faith, upon a reasonable belief that he or she was the first to call for assistance.

(2) Used his or her own name when contacting authorities.

(3) Remained with the individual needing medical assistance until help arrived.

(Act 2015-364, §2.)

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