Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

ARS 9-500.02(B)

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Outside City Limits Emergency


A city or town, its employees, or a health care professional who is requested to help at the scene of a car accident or an emergency outside of the city or town limits will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act, while providing or arranging care. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intentionally 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

Emergency medical aid; assistance to other public bodies; limitation on liability

Full Text

B. A city or town, an employee of a city or town or a licensed health care provider if requested by a public body to assist at a traffic accident on a public right-of-way or to render emergency aid at an emergency occurrence outside of the corporate limits of such city or town is not liable for any civil or other damages as the result of any act or omission by the city or town or an employee of the city or town at the traffic accident, rendering emergency care or as the result of any act or failure to act to provide or arrange for further medical treatment or care for an injured person. This subsection does not apply if the city or town, an employee of the city or town or a licensed health care provider, while providing assistance at such a traffic accident, rendering such emergency care or acting or failing to act to provide such further medical treatment or care, is guilty of gross negligence.