Pennsylvania’s Medical Amnesty Law

PENNSYLVANIA’S MEDICAL AMNESTY LAW STATES:

If an individual, in good faith, calls and believes they are the first to call 911, police, ambulance or campus security, gives their name and stays with the person to prevent that person’s death or serious injury, the caller is immune from prosecution for consumption or possession of alcohol.

PENN STATE’S RESPONSIBLE ACTION PROTOCOL STATES:

Students who act responsibly by notifying the appropriate authorities (e.g., calling 911, alerting a resident assistant, contacting police) typically will not face University disciplinary action for their own alcohol violations, unless they are responsible for other violations (e.g., vandalism, assault) as well. However, these students will be required to attend BASICS or a similar program; the fee will be waived.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Penn State Office of Student Conduct
studentconduct@psu.edu
814-863-0342
studentaffairs.psu.edu/conduct

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
lab.state.pa.us
1-800-453-PLCB (7522)
(Hearing Impaired) 717-772-3725