Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

R.R.S. Neb. 38-1233

Summary Title

Liability: EMT Failure to Obtain Consent


An EMT, who cannot obtain consent from an individual, but who provides emergency medical care anyway, will not be held legally responsible for providing care without consent.

Full Title

Out-of-hospital emergency care provider; liability relating to consent

Full Text

No out-of-hospital emergency care provider shall be subject to civil liability based solely upon failure to obtain consent in rendering emergency medical, surgical, hospital, or health services to any individual regardless of age when the patient is unable to give his or her consent for any reason and there is no other person reasonably available who is legally authorized to consent to the providing of such care.