Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

RSA 329:25

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Physician or Surgeon


A physician or surgeon, who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency 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. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Emergency Treatment

Full Text

No person, authorized to practice medicine under this chapter or under the laws of any other state, who, in good faith, renders emergency care at the scene of an emergency without making any charge therefor, shall be liable for any civil damages as a result of acts or omissions by such person in rendering such emergency care, or as a result of any act or failure to act to provide or arrange for further medical treatment or care.