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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

W. Va. Code 55-7-15

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law

Summary

An individual who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency or scene of a crime will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Aid to victim of accident and victim of crime; immunity from civil liability

Full Text

No person, including a person licensed to practice medicine or dentistry, who in good faith renders emergency care at the scene of an accident or to a victim at the scene of a crime, without remuneration, shall be liable for any civil damages as the result of any act or omission in rendering such emergency care.