Alaska Statutes Title 11. Criminal Law § 11.71.311. Restriction on prosecution for certain persons in connection with a drug overdose




(a) A person may not be prosecuted for a violation of AS 11.71.030(a)(3) , 11.71.040(a)(3) or (4) , 11.71.050(a)(4) , or 11.71.060(a)(1) or (2) if that person

(1) sought, in good faith, medical or law enforcement assistance for another person who the person reasonably believed was experiencing a drug overdose and

(A) the evidence supporting the prosecution for an offense under AS 11.71.030(a)(3) , 11.71.040(a)(3) or (4) , 11.71.050(a)(4) , or 11.71.060(a)(1) or (2) was obtained or discovered as a result of the person seeking medical or law enforcement assistance;

(B) the person remained at the scene with the other person until medical or law enforcement assistance arrived;  and

(C) the person cooperated with medical or law enforcement personnel, including by providing identification;

(2) was experiencing a drug overdose and sought medical assistance, and the evidence supporting a prosecution for an offense under AS 11.71.030(a)(3) , 11.71.040(a)(3) or (4) , 11.71.050(a)(4) , or 11.71.060(a)(1) or (2) was obtained as a result of the overdose and the need for medical assistance.

(b) In this section, “drug overdose” means a controlled-substance-induced physiological event that results in a life-threatening emergency to the person who ingested, inhaled, injected, or otherwise introduced the controlled substance into the body.





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