In May 2017 the Good Samaritan Act for Drug Overdose, was passed in Canada. It provides some legal protection for both the drug overdose victim and the person phoning 911 from:
1. Simple possession 2. Parole violations 3. Pre-trial conditions 4. Probation orders 5. Conditional sentences The act does not provide legal protection against more serious offences, such as:
1. Outstanding warrants 2. Production and trafficking of controlled substances 3. All other crimes not outlined within the act The above applies to the person who calls 911 and the overdose victim. See Health Canada's webpage describing the Act.