Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

ORS 30.803

Summary Title

Liability: Volunteer Emergency Medical Services Provider


An emergency medical services provider, who, voluntarily and without compensation, provides emergency medical services, 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.

Full Title

Liability of licensed emergency medical services provider acting as volunteer

Full Text

A person may not maintain a cause of action for injury, death or loss against a licensed emergency medical services provider who acts as a volunteer without expectation of compensation, based on a claim of negligence unless the person shows that the injury, death or loss resulted from willful and wanton misconduct or intentional act or omission of the emergency medical services provider.