Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that protects people who report drug overdoses. According to WLNS.com, the new law is aimed to combat the recent surge of overdoses in the state by allowing those reporting an overdose to not be prosecuted for drug use or possession charges.

State law already protected those under age 21 for reporting medical emergencies derived form drug use. Now, people of all ages are protected from criminal charges, with hopes that more overdoses will be reported and prevented without fear of repercussion.