Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

R.R.S. Neb. 38-1232(2)

Summary Title

Liability: Physician Medical Director or EMT


A physician, who gives orders to an EMT at the scene of an emergency, and the EMT who follows the orders in accordance with their licensure, will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with carelessness.

Full Title

Individual liability

Full Text

(2) No qualified physician or qualified physician surrogate who gives orders, either orally or by communication equipment, to any out-of-hospital emergency care provider at the scene of an emergency, no out-of-hospital emergency care provider following such orders within the limits of his or her licensure, and no out-of-hospital emergency care provider trainee in an approved training program following such orders, shall be liable civilly or criminally by reason of having issued or followed such orders but shall be subject to the rules of law applicable to negligence.