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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Fallin signs Medical Amnesty Initiative

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  • Tuesday Governor Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 1, Medical Amnesty, into law effective Nov. 1.
    The bill establishes medical amnesty protections for intoxicated minors. Oklahoma is the 13th state to enact a medical amnesty law.
    Medical amnesty provides intoxicated minors with a limited legal immunity when they seek help for themselves or another individual during a medical emergency. The law provides immunity from criminal prosecution for Oklahoma's Minor i Possession of Alcohol offense.
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