Gov. Baker Announces “Make the Right Call” Campaign

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey unveiled a new publicMRTC1 information campaign to encourage people to call 911 for emergency medical services at the first signs of a drug overdose. Along with Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, Department of Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel and members of the law enforcement community, state officials launched the $250,000 “Make the Right Call” campaign to promote the Massachusetts 911 Good Samaritan Law.

This law provides protection to individuals seeking medical assistance for themselves or someone else experiencing a drug-related overdose, including opioid-related overdoses, without the risk of charges of possession of a controlled substance.   #MakeTheRightCall