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Law Number

CRS 13-21-108(3)

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Ski Patrol Rescue Unit


A volunteer member of a ski patrol or ski area rescue unit, including medical personnel, who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at a scene of an emergency 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

Persons rendering emergency assistance exempt from civil liability

Full Text

(3) Any person, including a licensed physician, surgeon, or other medical personnel, while acting as a volunteer member of a ski patrol or ski area rescue unit, notwithstanding the fact that such person may receive free skiing privileges or other benefits as a result of his volunteer status, who in good faith renders emergency care or assistance without other compensation at the place of an emergency or accident shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions in good faith.