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Law Number

La. R.S. 37:1731(B)

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Out-of-State Licensed Medical Professional Good Samaritan


An out-of-state licensed medical professional, who, in good faith and voluntarily, provides or arranges emergency care at the scene of an emergency will not be violating Louisiana licensing requirements.

Full Title

Gratuitous service at scene of emergency; emergency care at hospitals; limitation of liability

Full Text

B. Any physician, surgeon, or member of the medical profession who is not licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana but who holds a valid license to practice medicine in any other state of the United States who gratuitously renders care or services at the scene of an emergency as herein provided shall not be charged with violation of the Louisiana Medical Practice Act.