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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

7 CMC 2805

Summary Title

Liability: Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, or EMT

Summary

A firefighter, law enforcement officer, EMT, Advanced EMT, or paramedic who, in good faith, provides emergency medical 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.

Full Title

Statutory Liability Limitations: Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians; Employing Agencies

Full Text

In order to encourage the provision of emergency medical services by firefighters, police officers or other law enforcement officers, EMT, Advanced EMT, and paramedics, a firefighter, police officer or other law enforcement officer, EMT, Advanced EMT, or paramedic who renders emergency medical services at the scene of an emergency shall only be liable in civil damages for acts or omissions performed in a grossly negligent manner or acts or omissions not performed in good faith. A public agency employing such a firefighter, police officer or other law enforcement officer, EMT, Advanced EMT, or paramedic shall not be liable for civil damages if the fire firefighter, police officer or other law enforcement officer, EMT, Advanced EMT, or paramedic is not liable.