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Law Number

ARS 36-2226

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Administration of Epi Pen


An individual who, in good faith and without compensation, administers epinephrine to another person believed to be suffering an allergic reaction when a health care professional is not immediately available will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness and 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 administration of epinephrine by good Samaritans; exemption from civil liabilty

Full Text

Notwithstanding any other law, a person may administer epinephrine to another person who is suffering from a severe allergic reaction if the person acts in good faith and without compensation for the act of administering the epinephrine and a health professional who is qualified to administer epinephrine is not immediately available. B. A person who administers epinephrine pursuant to subsection A is not subject to civil liability for any injury that results from that act unless the person acts with gross negligence, wilful misconduct or intentional wrongdoing.