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Law Number

Conn Gen Stat 52-557b(h)

Summary Title

Liability: Administration of Epinephrine


An individual who has completed an approved first aid course or has been trained by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse in the use of an epinephrine injector and who, voluntarily, without compensation, and outside the ordinary course of the person's employment, provides emergency care by using an epinephrine injector will not be held legally responsible for acting, or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

"Good Samaritan" law

Full Text

(h) Any person who has completed a course in first aid offered by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the National Ski Patrol, the Department of Public Health or any director of health, as certified by the agency or director of health offering the course, or has been trained in the use of a cartridge injector by a licensed physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or registered nurse, and who, voluntarily and gratuitously and other than in the ordinary course of such person’s employment or practice, renders emergency assistance by using a cartridge injector on another person in need thereof, or any person who is an identified staff member of a before or after school program, day camp or day care facility, as provided in section 19a-900, and who renders emergency assistance by using a cartridge injector on another person in need thereof, shall not be liable to such person assisted for civil damages for any personal injuries which result from acts or omissions by such person in using a cartridge injector, which may constitute ordinary negligence. The immunity provided in this subsection does not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross, wilful or wanton negligence. For the purposes of this subsection, “cartridge injector” has the same meaning as provided in subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of this section.