Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

RSA 153-A:18

Summary Title

Liability: Health Professional


A health care professional, who encounters an individual in need of medical attention and who, in good faith, provides emergency medical services to the individual unable to consent, will not be held legally responsible for providing care without first obtaining consent.

Full Title

Limitation of Liability for Failure to Obtain Consent

Full Text

No licensed emergency medical care provider or any health professional shall be subject to civil liability based solely upon failure to obtain consent in rendering emergency medical services to any person, regardless of age, where the person is unable to give consent for any reason, including minority, and where there is no other person reasonably available who is legally authorized to give consent to the providing of such care, provided that the licensed emergency medical care provider, or health professional, has acted in good faith without knowledge of facts negating consent.