Liability: Professional Engineer
When an emergency declaration is in effect, a professional engineer who, voluntarily and without compensation, provides professional services at the request of a government official will not be held legally responsible for injury or death to a person or damage or loss of property related to the services they provided. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This immunity is only applicable through the duration of a declared emergency and up to 90 days following.
"Good Samaritan" Law
A professional engineer who voluntarily, without compensation other than expense reimbursement, provides architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, or other design professional services related to a declared national, state, or local emergency caused by an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, fire, explosion, collapse, or other similar disaster or catastrophic event shall be subject to the provisions and protection of § 17-15-106.