Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

32 MRS 2594

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Osteopathic Physician


An osteopathic physician, who provides emergency care with due care at the scene of an accident, will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Immunity of licensee rendering emergency care

Full Text

An osteopathic physician licensed under this chapter, who, in the exercise of due care, renders emergency care at the scene of an accident, is not liable for any civil damages as the result of acts or omissions by such an individual in rendering emergency care.