2. Provisions: The Senate added two provisions to the Good Samaritan Law:
• Immunity is only good for two times and not available for people on parole.
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• The law also requires the person who overdosed to receive a referral for treatment within 30 days of receiving medical assistance in order to receive immunity.
3. Overdoses in Clark County: So far this year, first responders have reported 325 overdoses in Clark County through March 6.
The Springfield Fire/Rescue Division has used about 540 doses through March 13.
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4. New policy: Clark County overdose patients will now receive a card telling them of their obligations to seek treatment screening and referrals to avoid criminal charges. "It's just absolutely unbelievable," Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said. "We can't continue to let people just walk in and out free to abuse themselves. It takes a toll on the system … We've got to do something to force these folks into treatment."
5. Other States: Currently, 37 states and the District of Columbia have similar 9-1-1 Good Samaritan laws on the books.
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