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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

19 MIRC 626

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law

Summary

An individual, who, in good faith, 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. This section does not apply to care provided inside a health care facility.

Full Title

Good Samaritans

Full Text

(1) No licensee, employer of a licensee, or other person, who in good faith renders emergency care the scene of an emergency, shall be liable to any civil damages as a result of any negligent or reckless acts or omissions by the licensee or other person in rendering the emergency care. (2) For the purpose of this Section “Good Samaritans” means emergency medical care rendered at scene of emergency. (3) For purposes of this section, “the scene of an emergency” means: (a) any place other than within a hospital or medical clinic; or (b) the emergency room or similar urgent care facility of any hospital; or (c) medical clinic when immediate emergency care is needed by three or more patients for each doctor that is present.