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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. 414A.180

Summary Title

Liability: Emergency Responder

Summary

An emergency responder, who, in good faith, provides assistance under a mutual aid agreement, 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.

Full Title

Immunity and tort liability for activities performed

Full Text

1. All activities performed pursuant to this chapter are deemed to be governmental functions for which immunity is provided under the provisions of NRS 414.110. 2. An emergency responder of an assisting participant is an agent of the requesting participant for the purposes of tort liability and immunity. An assisting participant or its officers or employees providing assistance under this chapter are not liable for any act or omission while providing or attempting to provide such assistance in good faith. As used in this subsection, “in good faith” does not include willful misconduct, gross negligence or recklessness.