Good Samaritan Law
DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE IS SCARY... BUT NOW CALLING 9-1-1 FOR HELP ISN'TFOR HELP WITH YOUR FRIEND WITH AUTHORITIESNew Jersey's Good Samaritan and Hold Harmless Laws protect people who seek help for victims of overdose or alcohol poisoning. If you suspect someone is overdosing from illegal drugs, prescription drugs or alcohol, call emergency or medical personnel immediately. New legislation protects those that call for help from criminal persecution.If you come upon someone or are with someone who is overdosing, call
Stay on the phone with the 911 operator and wait until the emergency services arrive. Do not leave the person unattendedThe Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public School District does not advocate or encourage the underage consumption of alcohol,the use of illegal drugs, or abuse of prescription drugs.
If you have any questions please contact your local police department.
Scotch Plains Police Department (908)322-7100
Fanwood Police Department (908)322-5000
Mrs. Knodel-Gordon, District Student Assistance Coordinator (908)889-8600 ext. 3371For more information contact Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County at (732)381-4100 or www.preventionlinks.org/hawcUnion CountyFostering Drug-Free and Healthy communities