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Law Number

Va. Code Ann. 8.01-226.2

Summary Title

Liability: Architect and Professional Engineer


A licensed architect or professional engineer who, in good faith and voluntarily, provides rescue relief or assistance during a disaster or life-threatening emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Civil immunity for licensed professional engineers and licensed architects participating in rescue or relief assistance

Full Text

Any licensed professional engineer or licensed architect who, in good faith and without charge or compensation, utilizes his professional skills in providing rescue or relief assistance at the scene of or in connection with a natural or man-made disaster or other life-threatening emergency, shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions on his part resulting from the rendering of such assistance or professional services in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct.