Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

17 L.P.R.A. 1532

Summary Title

Liability: Architect, Engineer, Land Surveyor, or Construction Personnel


When an emergency declaration is in effect, an architect, engineer, land surveyor, or supervised construction personnel who, without compensation and upon official government or police request, provides architectural, structural, electrical, land surveying, engineering or mechanical services will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act while providing the services.

Full Title

Release from liability

Full Text

Every architect, engineer, land surveyor, or construction personnel under his/her supervision, who voluntarily without any compensation and by petition or with the approval of an officer or a federal or state employee, a member of the Puerto Rico or Municipal Police or a housing inspector of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, acting in his/her official capacity who renders services or architectural, structural, electrical or mechanical inspections or other engineering, architectural, or land surveying service when a state of emergency has been declared by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, shall not be liable for any type of bodily injury, death or property damage or any other loss related to his/her acts, errors or omissions caused in the performance of his/her functions.