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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

7 CMC 2803

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law

Summary

An individual who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. They can be held legally responsible 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

Statutory Liability Limitations: Persons Rendering Emergency Care at Emergency Scene for No Compensation

Full Text

Any person who renders emergency care, not for compensation, at the scene of an emergency shall only be liable in civil damages resulting from acts or omissions performed in a grossly negligent manner or acts or omissions not performed in good faith. The scene of an emergency shall not include emergency departments and other places where medical care is usually offered. For the purposes of this section, “not for compensation” includes, but is not limited to, any physician, nurse, EMT of any level, firefighter, or any law enforcement officer, or any person who is employed or is a volunteer in law enforcement, firefighting, or the health care profession, who at the time of rendering emergency care under this section is off-duty from such employment or volunteer work.