Strengthen the WI 911 Good Samaritan Law!


The 911 Good Samaritan Law promotes the calling for emergency services in the event of a medical emergency, including after a drug overdose.

Drug overdose is preventable and together we can save more lives if everyone is allowed to call 911 without fear of repercussions including persons currently on probation or parole.

Absolutely no one should face criminal charges for calling to save a life.
The current WI Good Samaritan Law excludes persons on probation or extended supervision from immunity protections.

Together we can change that!

From: [Your Name]

I am adding my name today to this petition of support to strengthen the Wisconsin 911 Good Samaritan Law.

Good Samaritan Laws exist to encourage people to call 911 in the event of a medical emergency. These medical emergencies include the event of a drug overdose.

Death from drug overdoses are preventable when timely calls are made to emergency services, therefore we should do everything we can to encourage any person to call 911 if witnessing an overdose.

In 2017, WI State Stat 961.443 (2) was expanded to provide immunity to aiders on probation/parole and extended supervision who call 911 during an overdose for three years. Last August the statute language expired.

Currently, the law states that people on probation or parole can be punished if they call 911 to save someone's life in the event of an overdose. Absolutely no one should face criminal charges for calling to save a life. This deterrent is the opposite intention of Good Samaritan Laws. The Law as written is flawed and will lead to more overdose deaths.

I support legislation to restore the immunity protection to individuals on probation or extended supervision immediately.

Impacted families and communities can't bear another overdose death because someone was afraid to call for help.