Medical Amnesty Policy

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Medical Amnesty Policies are designed to protect those who seek medical attention as a result of illegal activity from liability. According to the Medical Amnesty Initiative, "Medical Amnesty legislation saves lives. Each year, thousands of young people tragically lose their lives to alcohol poisoning and other alcohol related unintentional injuries. In situations where a minor is in need of emergency medical attention, studies show the worry is more about getting in to trouble and receiving a Minor in Possession/Consumption of alcohol (MIP) ticket, instead of the well being of that person. As a result, lives are put at risk."

 

Please read Lehigh University's official medical amnesty policy here.