Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

44.045 R.S.Mo. (1)

Summary Title

Liability: Health Care Provider


When an emergency declaration is in effect, a licensed health care provider, who agrees to be deployed, will not be legally or professionally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Health care professionals may be deployed during a state of emergency - immunity from liability, when - release of certain confidential information permitted, when

Full Text

1. Subject to approval by the state emergency management agency during an emergency declared by the governor, any health care provider licensed, registered, or certified in this state or any state who agrees to be so deployed as provided in this section may be deployed to provide care as necessitated by the emergency, including care necessitated by mutual aid agreements between political subdivisions and other public and private entities under section 44.090. During an emergency declared by the governor, health care providers deployed by the governor or any state agency shall not be liable for any civil damages or administrative sanctions for any failure, in the delivery of health care necessitated by the emergency during deployment, to exercise the skill and learning of an ordinarily careful health care provider in similar circumstances, but shall be liable for damages due to willful and wanton acts or omissions in rendering such care.