S.C. Good Samaritan/Naloxone Access Law

The Good Samaritan Law, S.C. Code Ann. § 15-1-310, protects any person, who in good faith gratuitously renders emergency care, from civil liability arising out of any act or omission by such person in rendering the emergency care or in failing to act or arrange for further medical treatment or care for the victim, except when the acts or omissions amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.

Similarly, the South Carolina Overdose Prevention Act, S.C. Code Ann. § 44-130-50, protects a caregiver who gives Naloxone to a person whom the caregiver believes in good faith is experiencing an opioid overdose from civil or criminal liability.