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Amnesty statute applies to subjective overdose belief (access required)

Virginia’s medical-amnesty statute, which shields persons from arrest or prosecution when they seek emergency medical assistance for a drug overdose, applies to persons who have a subjective belief that they have overdosed. Statement of the case “This case presents two questions of first impression concerning Virginia’s medical-amnesty statute, Code § 18.2-251.03, which shields from arrest or prosecution ...