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This is a scenario from an Ambulance forum and thought it was worthy of discussion here. Scenario is you attend an address where you're met with a person who's takes an OD but is conscious. They hand you an Advanced Directive that appears genuine which states the person refuses any and all medical treatment. Paramedics turn out and whilst discussions are on going the person falls unconscious and medics refuse to step in and start treatment. What do you do? A medic involved in a similar incident was threatened with arrest under the Suivide Act by a Sgt at the scene.