Make Good Decisions educates teens and young adults on the dangers of underage drinking and destructive behaviors.
It is impossible to accurately tell on the scene if someone is passed out or dying. Even doctors need medical equipment to fully assess.
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Senate Bill 227- Lifeline Expansion Author: Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis)
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than one in five high school students has reported binge drinking, and more than two dozen Hoosiers under the age of 21 have died from alcohol poisoning in the last 10 years.
During the 2014 legislative session, Sen. Merritt expanded Indiana’s Lifeline Law to help save more young lives.
• Gives immunity from certain alcohol-related offenses to minors who call to report a medical emergency or crime.
• Establishes a mitigating circumstance for a person convicted of a controlled- substance offense if the person’s was facilitated in part because the person requested emergency medical help for an individual suffering from an alcohol- or substance-related emergency.
• Allows a court to defer entering a judgment of conviction for a person arrested for an alcohol offense if they were arrested after a report that the person needed medical assistance due to the use of alcohol.
• Allows first-responders to administer Naloxone and similar medical treatments that counteract the effects of a drug overdose, and allows certain health-care providers to prescribe overdose intervention drugs to certain medical personnel and firefighters.
• Requires state agencies to study how many people fall victim to domestic or sexual violence, reasons the crimes are underreported and best practices for reporting and connecting victims to treatment services.