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Law Number

R.R.S. Neb. 38-1232(1)

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: EMT, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, or Licensed Practical Nurse


An EMT, physician assistant, registered nurse, or licensed practical nurse who, in good faith, provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if providing care while operating a motor vehicle, while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Individual liability

Full Text

(1) No out-of-hospital emergency care provider, physician assistant, registered nurse, or licensed practical nurse who provides public emergency care shall be liable in any civil action to respond in damages as a result of his or her acts of commission or omission arising out of and in the course of his or her rendering in good faith any such care. Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to grant any such immunity for liability arising out of the operation of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or boat or while such person was impaired by alcoholic liquor or any controlled substance enumerated in section 28-405 in connection with such care, nor shall immunity apply to any person causing damage or injury by his or her willful, wanton, or grossly negligent act of commission or omission.