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AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Short title; references to Act.
(a) Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Overdose Reduction Act.
(b) References to Act. This Act may be referred to as
Person seeking medical assistance for an opioid
overdose; immunity from prosecution.
(a) A person who, in good faith, seeks or obtains
emergency medical assistance for someone experiencing an
opioid overdose shall not be charged or prosecuted for
possession of a controlled, counterfeit, or look-alike
substance or a controlled substance analog if (i) evidence for
the possession charge was acquired as a result of the person
seeking or obtaining emergency medical assistance and (ii) the
person who seeks or obtains the medical assistance is the
first person to seek or obtain the assistance, provides a name
and contact information, remains on the scene until assistance
arrives or is provided, and cooperates with the authorities.
(b) A person who is experiencing an opioid overdose shall
not be charged or prosecuted for possession of a controlled,