Medical amnesty is applied when a student seeks medical treatment for one’s self or others due to ingestion of alcohol and/or drugs.
Medical amnesty means that the student will not face disciplinary sanctions for conduct, although, educational sanctions may still be applied.
The matter is not disclosed on background checks to outside entities.
How does as student get medical amnesty?
The student, or someone on his or her behalf, must be actively seeking medical attention from a College official (resident assistant, resident director, police, etc.), not from a friend, equipped to assess the situation. The person must then stay with the impaired student for medical amnesty to be applied.
A student found dangerously intoxicated, and/or under the influence of drugs by a College official, will not qualify for medial amnesty.
A student does not need to “claim” medical amnesty, if the incident began with actively seeking help, then medical amnesty will apply automatically.
What happens when a student receives medical amnesty?
College officials are committed to engaging students in learning from incidents that lead to medical amnesty; therefore, the process provides that the student will meet with the appropriate person from Student Affairs to discuss the report and follow-up steps that may include alcohol or substance abuse education.
Who receives medical amnesty?
The student who needed assistance and the person assisting, if applicable.
How many times can someone receive medical amnesty?
A student who needs assistance due to being dangerously intoxicated, and/or under the influence of drugs on more than one occasion, may be subject to disciplinary action.