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Liability

Title

Profession

Summary

Liability: EMT

Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official,

An EMT who, in good faith, provides emergency medical services to a person perceived to need immediate care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This section also applies to the supervising physician and the government entity or employees overseeing the EMT.,

Idaho Code 56-1014

Liability: Administration of Opioid Antagonist

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who, in good faith, administers, prescribes, or dispenses an opioid antagonist will not be held legally responsible for acting. They must alert the emergency medical services immediately after administering the opioid antagonist.,

Idaho Code 54-1733B

Liability: Physician Providing Emergency Care

Physician,

A physician who provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. Regardless of a physician's specialty, they will be considered qualified to provide emergency care but are not required to provide the care.,

Idaho Code 39-1391c

Liability: Volunteer Ambulance Attendant

Emergency Medical Services Professional,

A volunteer ambulance attendant who provides first aid or emergency medical attention will not be held legally responsible for the care provided. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness.,

Idaho Code 5-331

Liability: Hazardous Waste

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who, without compensation, provides assistance or advice to mitigate, prevent, or clean up the effects of an actual or threatened hazardous waste spill will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness, intent to cause harm, or they were the cause of the spill.,

Idaho Code 39-4421

Liability: Search and Rescue Volunteer

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

A volunteer member of a search and rescue team who, in good faith, provides their services will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness.,

Idaho Code 5-342

Liability: Volunteer Dental License

Other Medical Professional, Dentist,

A retired dentist or dental hygienist who holds a volunteer license and provides their services will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with carelessness.,

Idaho Code 54-935(7)

Liability: Use of an AED

Firefighter, Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who, without compensation, provides emergency care by using an AED at the scene of an emergency or accident will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This section also applies to a person trained to use an AED or an entity who maintains an AED.,

Idaho Code 5-337

Liability: Epi Pen

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An entity that maintains, a health care provider who prescribes or dispenses, or an individual who provides training for the use of an epi pen will not be held legally responsible for injuries or damages resulting from the use of an epi pen. They can be held legally responsible for acting with extreme carelessness.,

Idaho Code 54-1733C(6)

Good Samaritan Law

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who, in good faith, provides first aid at the scene of an accident will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

Idaho Code 5-330

Liability: Local or State Emergency Response Team

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who is part of a state or local emergency response team and is requested to respond to a hazardous substance incident will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. The State can be held legally responsible for state emergency response teams and the designated city or county can be held legally responsible for local emergency response teams.,

Idaho Code 39-7113

License Reciprocity

Title

Profession

Summary

License Reciprocity: Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services Professional,

An out-of-state licensed emergency medical services organization can provide their services in Idaho when requested per an interstate compact, an emergency declaration is in effect in Idaho, or transferring a patient from an out-of-state medical facility or disaster.,

IDAPA 16.01.03.101

License Reciprocity: Retired Dentist and Dental Hygienist

Other Medical Professional, Dentist,

A retired dentist or dental hygienist can apply to receive a volunteer license to provide care at specific locations without compensation. The dentist or hygienist are not required to have been previously licensed in Idaho.,

Idaho Code 54-935(1)-(2)

License Reciprocity: Physician

Physician,

An out-of-state licensed physician who, without compensation, provides care in the state during an emergency is not required to hold an Idaho license.,

Idaho Code 54-1804(h)

License Reciprocity: Retired Physician

Physician,

A retired physician can apply to receive a volunteer license to provide care at specific locations without compensation.,

IDAPA 22.01.01.080, Idaho Code 54-1841

License Reciprocity: Nurse

Nurse,

An out-of-state licensed nurse can provide their services in Idaho when employed by the federal government and performing their official duties.,

Idaho Code 54-1412

Scope of Practice

Title

Profession

Summary

Liability: Physician Providing Emergency Care

Physician,

A physician who provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. Regardless of a physician's specialty, they will be considered qualified to provide emergency care but are not required to provide the care.,

Idaho Code 39-1391c

Scope of Practice: Physician Assistant During an Emergency

Other Medical Professional, Physician,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, a U.S. licensed physician assistant can provide patient care without supervision or with any supervision available. A physician supervising a physician assistant is not required to follow all requirements during an emergency or a state or local disaster.,

IDAPA 22.01.03.031

Workers' Benefits

Title

Profession

Summary

Workers' Benefits: State Employee Volunteer Leave

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An employee of Idaho, who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross, is entitled to leave with regular pay and without loss to paid leave or vacation to participate in disaster relief operations in Idaho or an adjoining state upon request of the American Red Cross. The leave will be granted only for services related to a disaster designated as level III or higher by the American Red Cross or is officially declared by the President or Governor. Part time employees are entitled to leave based on the proportion they work in a 40 hour week. This is limited to 120 work hours in a 12 month period either consecutively or nonconsecutively .,

Idaho Code 67-5338

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

A volunteer emergency responder or a volunteer member of the Department of Disaster and Civil Defense is entitled to workers' compensation if injured or killed while performing their duties.,

Idaho Code 72-205