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This page provides information on current research projects with BCCDC Harm Reduction Services.

Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA) Project

In May 2017, the Goverment of Canada introduced the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA). The act aims to ensure bystander response by providing legal protection for anyone who is at the scene of an overdose from simple possession (possesions for personal use) of an illegal substance.

The GSDOA evaluation project aims to assess the implementation of the GSDOA and evaluate its effectiveness at increasing bystander response in the event of an overdose by assessing knowledge, attitudes, experiences and intentions regarding the GSDOA in British Columbia.

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