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Good Samaritan Policy

Philosophy

a. The health and safety of members of the Kutztown University community is a primary concern.

b. Students need to seek immediate medical attention for themselves or others when someone’s health and/or safety are at risk.

c. Students may be reluctant to seek assistance for themselves or others for fear of facing student conduct action from the Office of the Associate Vice President & Dean for Student Services & Campus Life.

d. Kutztown University seeks to remove barriers that prevent students from seeking the medical attention they need.

 Policy

The intent of this policy is to provide a general immunity from prosecution for violations of the Kutztown University Student Code of Conduct if a student acts in an effort to seek assistance for themself or another person. It does not and cannot grant immunity for criminal, civil, or legal consequences for violations of Federal, State, or Local law.

 a.  Students who seek emergency medical attention for themselves related to consumption/use of drugs or alcohol will not be charged with violations of the Kutztown University Student Code of Conduct related to that violation, if that student subsequently completes an alcohol and other drug assessment and any recommended treatment at University Counseling Services within a reasonable time frame to be determined by the Office of the Associate Vice President and Dean for Student Services & Campus Life.  Failure to complete this assessment/treatment may result in student conduct charges being filed.

b. Students who seek emergency medical attention for someone else will not be charged with violations of the Kutztown University Student Code of Conduct related to consumption of alcohol or drugs if that student subsequently completes an alcohol and other drug assessment and any recommended treatment at University Counseling Services within a reasonable time frame if determined necessary by the Office of the Associate Vice President & Dean for Student Services & Campus Life.

For the complete version of this policy, please refer to the Student Code of Conduct as listed in “The Key” http://thekey.kutztown.edu.