This statute will provide for a temporary hold for treatment for overdose victims at the discretion of the police and/ or first responders.
This would apply only to the person who has suffered the overdose. There would be no impact on the person reporting the overdose victim. The overdose victim would retain immunity from criminal prosecution if they were otherwise entitled to said immunity. The hold would be for treatment purposes only.
This statute will provide for Due Process protections for the overdose victim.
This hold will not negatively affect or influence any other Constitutional rights. This hold cannot be used as evidence of habitual drug abuse. Records of this treatment shall remain private.