University of Florida Medical Amnesty Policy

In case of an Alcohol or Other Drug Related Emergency, this policy encourages you to:
  • Get help for you or your friends
  • Call 9-1-1
What happens after the emergency is resolved?
  • The situation is first evaluated to determine if the Medical Amnesty policy applies.
  • If the situation qualifies, students will need to meet with a staff member at the GatorWell Health Promotion Services office for a discussion of the situation.
Does this impact the role of the police?
  • The policy applies only to the UF Student Code of Conduct, Housing and Residence Education Community Standards, and Greek Life policies.
  • UPD and other law enforcement agencies still have the ability to enforce the law.
Why is UF doing this?
  • UF encourages all students to make responsible decisions and seek medical attention in serious or life-threatening situations that result from alcohol and/or other drug abuse.
  • All students should feel confident they can make the right decision if there is an alcohol or other drug related emergency without fear of getting in trouble with the University.
Where can I read the policy?
Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Dr. Sherry Benton Director, Counseling and Wellness Center
3190 Radio Rd.
PO Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
352.392.1575

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