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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Alaska Stat. 18.08.086(c)

Summary Title

Liability: Nurse Escort

Summary

A registered or licensed practical nurse who, in good faith, escorts a patient whose life is in danger in a mode of transportation that is not an ambulance 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

Immunity from Liability

Full Text

(c) A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who escorts a patient in a means of conveyance not equipped as an ambulance is not liable for civil damages as a result of an act or omission in administering patient care services, if done in good faith and if the life of the injured or sick person is in danger. This subsection does not preclude liability for civil damages that are the result of gross negligence or intentional misconduct.