Cal Health & Saf 1799.104
Liability: Emergency Instructions by a Physician or Nurse
A physician or nurse who, in good faith, gives instructions to an EMT or paramedic at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible. An EMT or paramedic who, in good faith, follows the instructions given by a physician or a nurse and provides care within their scope of practice will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with carelessness.
Emergency Instructions by physician or nurse
(a) No physician or nurse, who in good faith gives emergency instructions to an EMT-II or mobile intensive care paramedic at the scene of an emergency, shall be liable for any civil damages as a result of issuing the instructions. (b) No EMT-II or mobile intensive care paramedic rendering care within the scope of his duties who, in good faith and in a nonnegligent manner, follows the instructions of a physician or nurse shall be liable for any civil damages as a result of following such instructions.