Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

N.J. Stat. 45:9-27.18a(c)(1)

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Physician Assistant


A physician assistant, who, voluntarily, without compensation, and outside of their normal work duties and responsibilities, administers emergency medical assistance, will not be held legally responsible. 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

Response to emergencies; immunity from civil damages

Full Text

c. (1) A physician assistant licensed in this State, or licensed or authorized to practice in any other jurisdiction of the United States, who voluntarily and gratuitously, and other than in the ordinary course of employment or practice, renders emergency medical assistance, shall not be liable for civil damages for any personal injury that results from an act or omission by the physician assistant in rendering emergency care that may constitute ordinary negligence.