In Ohio, the police are now taking a dual-pronged approach to the epidemic of opiate overdoses within the state: When someone suffers an overdose, they naturally try to treat the overdose victim. If the victim survives, he or she is pushed toward treatment. However, the state is also now tracking down the providers of the drugs used in the overdose with an eye towards prosecution.
House Bill 110 is the new 911 Good Samaritan law, recently signed by Governor John Kasich. The law provides immunity for someone who has overdosed as well as the person who calls 911 to get help. Ohio has now joined with 37 other states and the District of Columbia in enacting legislation that may save lives