SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon State Senate is passing a bill that would establish protections for intoxicated minors. The medical amnesty bill would allow for minors to be immune from criminal prosecution while seeking help for themselves or others during an emergency. Officials say that minors are often afraid of calling 911 out of fear of repercussions.
The bill is being passed along to the Governor for approval. If approved, Oregon would become the 18th state to incorporate a medical amnesty law.