Medical Immunity for Minors


Medical Immunity, also known as Medical Amnesty, the 911 Lifeline, and the 911 Good Samaritan Law in some states, is a statewide law which grants intoxicated minors limited legal immunity from MIP laws when they seek help for themselves or another individual who is in need of immediate medical attention.

These laws can help save lives without spending money and without growing government. I introduced Montana’s medical immunity bill during the 2015 legislative session. It passed and was signed into law by the governor.

Bill highlights:

•Gives minors immunity from MIP prosecution if they seek emergency medical attention for themselves or others.
•Does *not* give a “free pass” to minors, but rather only applies in legitimate medical emergencies where help was sought.

The text of the bill can be found here.

The full page about the bill can be found here.