S1.29 Medical Amnesty

Effective Date: June 20, 2023
Last Reviewed: June 20, 2023

The safety and wellbeing of all Stonehill community members is of paramount concern. As such, all students are expected to seek immediate assistance for themselves or others in situations where help is needed due to intoxication, drug ingestion, or another medical issue and to remain with the individual until help arrives. 

Students who seek and receive medical attention generally will not be subject to the Student Conduct Process, as the College will treat the situation as a health and safety matter, rather than a violation of the Community Standards. Students who receive medical attention in such situations may be required to complete certain educational interventions/assessments and will also be subject to all fees related to their medical care. Failure to complete any referrals to resources in an appropriate and timely manner may be treated as a conduct matter. When appropriate, the student’s parents and/or guardians may also be contacted. 

Depending upon the circumstances of a particular incident, other students, student groups, or organizations might be required to meet with a designated representative of the College and to complete follow-up steps. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action. 

Amnesty does not apply to individuals who are found and confronted by a College official prior to the request for medical assistance. The College also reserves the right to hold students accountable for serious misconduct that accompanies or is incidental to the medical situation, including but not limited to violence, property damage, and distribution of prohibited drugs. 

This policy does not exempt students from any criminal, civil, or legal consequences of their behavior.