The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act: The Good, The Bad, and The Ineffective.
In 2019, with the support of a research grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario, the HIV Legal Network embarked upon a research study in Ontario to evaluate familiarity with the Good Samaritan law, and what people who have experience with drug use believe to be true about this law. In the midst of the ongoing overdose crisis in Ontario and across Canada, it is critical to understand people’s awareness of this law, how (or whether) they interact with it, and how they experience its real-world impacts. Essentially, they wanted to know whether the Good Samaritan law was functioning as intended, making it more likely for people who witness an overdose to call 911 and request emergency medical assistance.
The HIV Legal Network asked me to design a report showcasing the results of that research study in a clean, professional and visually engaging manner.