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Law Number

Va. Code Ann. 8.01-225(5)

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Emergency Services Provider


A licensed emergency services provider who, in good faith and voluntarily, provides care or assistance at any place or while en route to, from, or between health care facilities will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. This section includes the administration of epinephrine to a person the individual believes is suffering or is about to suffer a severe allergic reaction.

Full Title

Persons rendering emergency care, obstetrical services exempt from liability

Full Text

5. Is an emergency medical services provider possessing a valid certificate issued by authority of the State Board of Health who in good faith renders emergency care or assistance, whether in person or by telephone or other means of communication, without compensation, to any injured or ill person, whether at the scene of an accident, fire, or any other place, or while transporting such injured or ill person to, from, or between any hospital, medical facility, medical clinic, doctor's office, or other similar or related medical facility, shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions resulting from the rendering of such emergency care, treatment, or assistance, including but in no way limited to acts or omissions which involve violations of State Department of Health regulations or any other state regulations in the rendering of such emergency care or assistance.