Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

27 V.I.C. 168n

Summary Title

Liability: Practice of Podiatric Medicine


An individual who is licensed to practice podiatric medicine and who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an accident or during a declared emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Emergency care of injured persons

Full Text

Any person licensed to practice podiatric medicine in the Virgin Islands, or licensed under an Act of any other State or Territory of the United States, who in good faith provides emergency care without fee to a victim of an accident at the scene of an accident, or in case of disaster and/or nuclear attack shall not, as a result of his acts or omissions be liable for civil damages, except for willful or wanton misconduct on the part of such person in providing such care.