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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

OCGA 31-11-55.1(d)

Summary Title

Liability: First Responder Administration of Opioid Antagonist


A first responder who, in good faith, provides or arranges emergency care by administering or providing an opioid antagonist will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Opioid antagonist administered by first responder to save life of person experiencing opioid related overdose

Full Text

(d) Any first responder who gratuitously and in good faith renders emergency care or treatment by administering or providing an opioid antagonist shall not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of such care or treatment or as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment where the person acts without gross negligence or intent to harm or as an ordinary reasonably prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances, even if such individual does so without benefit of the appropriate training. This subsection includes paid persons who extend care or treatment without expectation of remuneration from the patient or victim for receiving the opioid antagonist.