North Carolina General Statutes § 18B-302.2 Medical treatment; limited immunity

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person under the age of 21 shall not be prosecuted for a violation of G.S. 18B-302 for the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages if law enforcement, including campus safety police, became aware of the possession or consumption of alcohol by the person solely because the person was seeking medical assistance for another individual. This section shall apply if, when seeking medical assistance on behalf of another, the person did all of the following:

(1) Acted in good faith, upon a reasonable belief that he or she was the first to call for assistance.

(2) Used his or her own name when contacting authorities.

(3) Remained with the individual needing medical assistance until help arrived. (2013-23, s. 3.)

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