I am composing these days to attract awareness to L.D. 1862, an Act to Fortify Maine’s Fantastic Samaritan Regulations Relating to Drug-linked Health care Aid. The proposal to the current regulation would additional guard non-violent offenders from staying arrested or prosecuted when in search of clinical support or who are present through a drug-similar crisis, for a violation of probation or problems of release. Also, this proposal defines “violent crimes” to stay clear of ambiguity.
The gain of this proposed legislation is all inclusive, with the best objective of maintaining people today alive. In accordance to the Countrywide Survey on Drug Use and Health, 45% of People in america experience from a dual diagnosis. This populace would be positively impacted from this legislation by decreasing the dread to simply call for assistance due to the hazard of currently being arrested. Lots of undergo serious outcomes from of the existing stigma around psychological health diseases and substance use and as a result are not able to get the enable they need to have. This act aims to lessen the stigmas all-around mental overall health diseases and ultimately to preserve life.
My hope is to see this act move, strengthening rely on concerning local community customers, initial responders, police and Maine citizens. Collectively we can make a variance.