VII. Medical Amnesty from University Code of Student Conduct Violations (excerpted from the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy for Students)

A. Students who seek emergency medical attention for themselves for a condition related to consumption of alcohol will not be charged with related violations of the Rutgers University Code of Student Conduct (“UCSC”). “Related violations” include those set forth in Section VII, J.

For a student to receive Medical Amnesty protections, they must:
1. Voluntarily present themselves to a health facility or agency for treatment or observation; or

2. Communicate the emergency directly to an emergency medical service or 9-1-1-, or to a University authority, including but not limited to: Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD), a Resident or Apartment Assistant (RA or AA), or a Community Service Officer (CSO).

3. The student must also attend a scheduled meeting with a Conduct Officer, or other authority as appointed by the Conduct Office, during which an educational or treatment intervention may be imposed.

This provision is rendered moot if there are any aggravating factors, which include but are not limited to: any other violation(s) of the UCSC, failure to attend a scheduled meeting with a Conduct Officer, or failure to comply with assigned educational or treatment interventions.

B. Students who seek emergency medical attention for another person for a condition related to consumption of alcohol may not be charged with violations of the UCSC. “Related violations” include those set forth in Rutgers Policy 10.2.11 Section VII.-J of the UCSC. For a student to receive these protections, they must:

1. Accompany the afflicted party to a health facility for the intention of treatment or observation, or communicate the emergency directly to an emergency medical service or 9-1-1-, or to a University authority, including but not limited to: RUPD, an RA or AA, or a CSO; and

2. Remain with the afflicted individual through the communication of the emergency, and wait while emergency services proceed to the reported location; and

3. Cooperate with all emergency personnel and provide information and assistance when possible; and

4. Attend a scheduled meeting with a Conduct Officer, or other authority as appointed by the Conduct Office, to discuss the incident and recommendations for educational or treatment interventions.

This provision is rendered moot if there are any aggravating factors, which include but are not limited to: any other violation(s) of the UCSC related to this incident, failure to attend a scheduled meeting with a Conduct Officer, or failure to comply with assigned educational or treatment interventions.

C. Medical Amnesty may not be used as a means for students to circumvent University policy. Protections afforded in this policy do not apply when:

1. The student repeatedly violates provisions of this policy; or

2. There is sufficiently documented evidence of other related misconduct or UCSC violations by the student, including but not limited to disruptive behavior; or

3. The student does not comply with the protocols detailed in Sections VII A and B.

4. Conduct Officers on each campus reserve the right to determine on a case-by-case basis whether a student meets the requirements to receive Medical Amnesty under this policy.