The Indiana Lifeline Law

Indiana and 37 other states have medical amnesty laws that protect people under 21 from prosecution for certain alcohol-related offenses if they call for help in a medical emergency, call to report a crime, or have been the victim of a sexual assault. In Indiana, it is called the Lifeline Law.

What does the Indiana Lifeline Law do?

Protecting those who make the call. In order to be protected, you need to do four things to demonstrate that you’re acting in good faith:

Call for help.

CALL 911. If someone appears to be in need of medical attention, never hesitate to call 911, even if you’re not sure how serious the condition is. One call can make all the difference.

Provide information.

Don’t go anywhere. Always stay with the person needing help. You may be able to provide valuable information and assist authorities until the situation has been resolved.

Follow instructions.

Save a Life. The Lifeline Law makes it clear to young adults throughout Indiana that our priority is to get professional medical care to those who need it, no matter the circumstances. In a medical emergency, the 911 operator may give you instructions on how to assist until paramedics arrive. 




Learn more about the Indiana Lifeline Law visit,

SafeTEA Podcast

Listen to our podcast and learn more about Medical Amnesty.

Season 1, Episde #4, “Medical Amnesty Laws Save Lives”

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