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Law Number

RSA 153-A:17(II)

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Emergency Medical Care Provider


An emergency medical care provider, who, in good faith, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency while en route to work, will not be professionally disciplined if they provide their employer with written verification of a local official in charge of managing the emergency scene. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

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II. No licensed emergency medical care provider who in good faith attempts to render emergency medical services authorized by this chapter at an emergency scene while en route to a place of employment shall receive any form of reprimand or penalty by an employer as a result of late arrival at the place of employment. An employer may request written verification from any such licensed emergency medical care provider, who shall obtain the written verification from either the police officer, fire officer, or emergency medical services personnel in charge at the emergency scene.