Law quells fear of aiding overdose victims : Local Politics : Albuquerque Tribune

After recently passing medical marijuana legislation, New Mexico passes a law providing partial immunity to people calling 911 for overdoses:

New Mexico has a new law aimed at encouraging those who overdose on drugs – and their friends, family or fellow partygoers – to call 911.

The measure, signed into law this week by Gov. Bill Richardson, provides limited immunity from prosecution for people who seek medical help for overdoses.

New Mexico is the first state to pass such a law, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.