Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

La. R.S. 40:1133.13(B)

Summary Title

Liability: Physician Instructions to Emergency Medical Practitioner


A physician who gives instructions to an emergency medical practitioner to provide 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.

Full Title

Civil immunity

Full Text

B. Any physician who provides instructions to any emergency medical services practitioner by use of electronic or other means of transmission in connection with the rendering of emergency medical services to an individual shall not be liable unto such practitioner or to an individual or both for civil damages arising from his opinion, judgments, actions, or duties, except for acts or omissions intentionally designed to harm, or for grossly negligent acts or omissions which result in harm to the individual, while exercising that degree of skill and care ordinarily employed by members of his profession in good standing.