Researchers at the University of Washington evaluated the "911 Good Samaritan Law" over its first year of implementation in Seattle to look at the law's legal intent, implementation, and outcomes in a study supported by the Public Health Law Research Program, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This is the first evaluation of this type of law in the United States.
Police officers' and paramedics' experiences with overdose and their knowledge and opinions of Washington State's Drug Overdose-Naloxone-Good Samaritan Law. Banta-Green CJ, Beletsky L, Schoeppe JA, Coffin PO, Kuszler PC. Urban Health (in press 2013) (Abstract)
Good Samaritan Overdose Response Laws: Lessons Learned from Washington State
(Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House). Banta-Green CJ, March 29, 2013.
Summary of Current Overdose Good Samaritan Laws in the United States
Drug Overdoses in Washington: Police Officers' Experiences and the 2010 Good Samaritan Overdose Law. Banta-Green CJ, NW HIDTA Intelligence Bulletin, Feb 2013.
Steps for Implementing an Overdose Good Samaritan Law: The Example of Seattle, Washington (Caleb Banta-Green, Sept. 2013)
Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW
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