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Law Number

59 Okl. St. 698.17

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Veterinarian


A veterinarian or veterinary technician licensed in any state, who, in good faith, provides or attempts to provide emergency care to an animal or a person at the scene of an accident, disaster, or emergency, will not be held legally responsible for acting or for 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

Good Samaritan Application

Full Text

Any veterinarian or registered veterinary technician who is licensed or certified in this state or licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician who is a resident of another state or the District of Columbia, and who in good faith renders or attempts to render emergency care or treatment to an animal at the scene of an accident or disaster or emergency care or treatment to a human victim thereof, shall not be liable for any civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions by such person rendering or attempting to render the emergency care or treatment.