Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Cal Health & Saf Code 1799.108

Summary Title

Liability: Pre-Hospital Personnel


A certified prehospital provider who, in good faith, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness.

Full Title

Emergency field care treatment by certificate holder

Full Text

Any person who has a certificate issued pursuant to this division from a certifying agency to provide prehospital emergency field care treatment at the scene of an emergency, as defined in Section 1799.102, shall be liable for civil damages only for acts or omissions performed in a grossly negligent manner or acts or omissions not performed in good faith.