{"rescue unit":"any organized group chartered by this state as a corporation not for profit or otherwise existing as a nonprofit organization whose purpose is the search for and the rescue of lost or injured persons"}
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Law Number

CRS 13-21-108(2)

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Rescue Unit


A volunteer member of a rescue unit who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Persons rendering emergency assistance exempt from civil liability

Full Text

(2) Any person while acting as a volunteer member of a rescue unit, as defined in section 25-3.5-103 (11), C.R.S., notwithstanding the fact that such organization may recover actual costs incurred in the rendering of emergency care or assistance to a person, who in good faith renders emergency care or assistance without compensation at the place of an emergency or accident shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions in good faith.