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Alcohol Overdose and Medical Amnesty
The University of Minnesota Duluth values the safety and well-being of their students and has implemented an alcohol-related emergency protocol. Alcohol overdose can be life threatening, and students are expected to take responsible action to obtain medical assistance for those in need. The following information relates to this protocol:
Students will be educated on the symptoms and severity of alcohol overdose and encouraged to call 911 when an alcohol overdose is suspected. UMD students will be involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of this education.
A state statute, medical amnesty, was enacted in August 2013 that provides immunity for underage consumption or possession of alcohol for a person contacting 911 to seek assistance for an incapacited individual. The person who receives medical assistance will also be immune from prosecution for underage drinking. The law also extends to 1-2 other individuals assisting on site in the situation. The law also requires the caller to: give their full name, stay with the incapacited individual until help arrives, and cooperate with emergency responders and law enforcement.
Signs of Alcohol Overdose
What To Do
Alcohol or Marijuana Self-Assessments
Alcohol Education Courses
Alcohol and College Life – one credit on- line elective. Listed under Hlth 1400 for full and partial semester option
BASICS – one on one meeting with the Chemical Health Educator firstname.lastname@example.org