Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

RSA 328-D:14

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Physician Assistant


A licensed physician assistant, 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. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Limitation on Action

Full Text

A person, licensed or authorized to practice as a physician assistant under this chapter or under the laws of any other state, who, in good faith, renders emergency care at the scene of an emergency, shall not 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, as long as such person receives no direct compensation for the care from or on behalf of the person cared for.