2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 13 - Emergency Medical Services
Subchapter 17 - Joshua Ashley-Pauley Act
§ 20-13-1704 - Immunity for seeking medical assistance.

AR Code § 20-13-1704 (2015) What's This?

(a) A person shall not be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for possession of a controlled substance in violation of § 5-64-419 if the evidence for the arrest, charge, or prosecution of the possession of a controlled substance in violation of § 5-64-419 resulted solely from seeking medical assistance if:

(1) The person in good faith seeks medical assistance for another person who is experiencing a drug overdose; or

(2) The person is experiencing a drug overdose and in good faith seeks medical assistance for himself or herself.

(b) A person shall not be subject to penalties for a violation of a permanent or temporary protective order or restraining order or sanctions for a violation of a condition of pretrial release, condition of probation, or condition of parole based on the possession of a controlled substance in violation of § 5-64-419 if the penalties or sanctions are related to the seeking of medical assistance.

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