{"Amber Alert System":"System to assist in the recovery of abducted children through prompt notification to the general public, appropriate law enforcement authorities and other public agencies."}
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Law Number

35 P.S. 7025.5

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Liability: Physician or Physician Assistant Training of AED


An individual who obtains, provides, or attempts to provide assistance to a missing person reported through the Amber Alert System or MEPAS 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.

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(a) Media immunity.--Owners, licensees, operators and employees of any communication medium, including, but not limited to, telephone, radio, television, newspaper, digital communications network or global communications network, shall be immune from civil liability for their good faith conduct while participating in accordance with this act. (b) Good Samaritan immunity.--Any person who provides, obtains or attempts to provide or obtain assistance for a child who is the subject of a Pennsylvania Amber Alert System notice or a person who is the subject of a Missing Endangered Person Advisory shall be immune from civil liability for acts or omissions in providing or obtaining or attempting to provide or obtain assistance except for acts or omissions intended to cause harm and for which the law does not recognize justification or that constitute gross negligence or willful, wanton or reckless conduct.