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Law Number

NM Stat. Ann. 24-10B-8

Summary Title

Liability: Emergency Medical Technician


An EMT, who acts within the scope of their duty, will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm or for causing injury, death, or damage while operating a motor vehicle.

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In any claim for civil damages arising out of the provision of emergency medical services by personnel described in Section 24-10B-5 NMSA 1978, those personnel shall be considered health care providers for purposes of the Tort Claims Act [41-4-1 NMSA 1978] if the claim is against a governmental entity or a public employee as defined by that act.