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Private Member’s Bill
42nd Parliament, 1st Session
December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019
Text of the Bill
C-224
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An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (assistance — drug overdose)
Short Title
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
Statute of Canada
2017, c. 4
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2017-05-04)
Progress: Royal Assent
 
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Canadian Centre on Substance abuse and Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use. Deaths Involving Fentanyl in Canada, 2009-2014.. CCENDU Bulletin, 2015
  • Canadian centre on Substance Abuse and Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use. Misuse of Opioids in Canadian Communities.. CCENDU Bulletin , 2013
  • Centre canadien de lutte contre les toxicomanies et Réseau communautaire canadien d’épidémiologie des toxicomanies. Décès impliquant le fentanyl au Canada, de 2009 à 2014.. Bulletin du RCCET, 2015
  • Centre canadien de lutte contre les toxicomanies et Réseau communautaire canadien d’épidémiologie des toxicomanies. Mésusage d’opioïdes dans les villes canadiennes.. Bulletin du RCCET, 2013
  • Development and Implementation of an Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response Program in Toronto, Ontario.. P. Leece et al.. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 104(3), E200-4., 2013
  • Drug overdose act weakened by limited immunity from prosecution. Melanie J. Webb. The Lawyer's Daily, 2017
  • 'Good Samaritan' bill urged for drug epidemic. Cristin Schmitz. Lawyers weekly, 36(42):1,7, March 17, 2017
  • Harm Reduction: What’s in a Name ?. Douglas J. Beirness et al.. Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse., 2008
  • Legislating dangerously : bad Samaritans, good society, and the Heroism Act 2015. Rachael P. Mulheron. Modern law review, 80(1):88-109, January 2017
  • Overdose rescues by trained and untrained participants and change in opioid use among substance-using participants in overdose education and naloxone distribution programs: a retrospective cohort study.. Maya Doe-Simkins et al.. BMC Public Health, 14, p.297, 2014
  • Overdosed on opioids . Hoback, Jane. State legislatures, 42(4):9-13, April 2016
  • Personal Social Network Factors Associated with Overdose Prevention Training Participation.. K. Wagner et al.. Substance Use & Misuse, 2013
  • Réduction des méfaits : un concept qui en dit long.. Douglas J. Beirness et al.. Centre canadien de lutte contre l’alcoolisme et les toxicomanies., 2008
  • Take-home naloxone kits preventing overdose deaths. L. Eggertson. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 186(1), 2014
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