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Criminal Procedure - Medical Emergency - Immunity

Sponsored by:

Delegate Lewis, J.


In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis:Altering a provision of law to specify that a person who is experiencing a medical emergency, rather than a person who reasonably believes that the person is experiencing a medical emergency, after ingesting or using alcohol or drugs is immune from criminal arrest, charge, or prosecution for a certain violation if the evidence for the arrest, charge, or prosecution was obtained solely as a result of the person seeking or receiving medical assistance; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates J. Lewis and Morhaim
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0625
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Alcoholic Beverages -see also- AB-By Subd; Subst Abuse; etc.
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure

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March 2, 2018 2:45 P.M.