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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

10 GCA 19608(b)(3)

Summary Title

Liability: Health Care Provider Licensed Outside of Guam

Summary

When a public health emergency declaration is in effect, a health care provider licensed outside of Guam, who is in Guam to aid during a public health emergency, will not be held legally responsible for the medical care given. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness.

Full Title

Licensing and Appointment of Health Personnel

Full Text

(3) Any off-Guam emergency health care provider appointed pursuant to this Section shall not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of medical care or treatment related to the response to the public health emergency, unless such damages result from providing, or failing to provide, medical care or treatment under circumstances demonstrating a reckless disregard for the consequences so as to affect the life or health of the patient.