{"Emergency medical care provider":"A paid or volunteer individual who provides health services, including invasive patient care procedures, at a non-medical facility location."}
Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

RSA 508:12-a(I)

Summary Title

Liability: Provider Using Remote Communication


A physician or nurse, who, in good faith, gives advice, consultation, or orders over the phone, radio, or other remote means to emergency medical care providers en route to a health facility 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

Limitation of Liability

Full Text

I. No licensed physician, registered nurse or hospital shall be liable in a suit for damages as a result of any act or omission related to advice, consultation or orders given in good faith to emergency medical care providers licensed under RSA 153-A, by radio, telephone or other remote means of communication under emergency conditions and prior to arrival of the patient at the hospital, clinic, office, or other health facility from which the emergency communication to the emergency medical care provider is made, unless the act or omission was a result of gross negligence or willful misconduct.