Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Va. Code Ann. 44-146.23(C)

Summary Title

License Reciprocity and Liability: Emergency Services Personnel


When an emergency declaration is in effect, an individual who holds a credential to practice in another state can, without compensation, provide aid in Virginia at the same skill level as in the individual’s home state. The individual will not be held legally responsible for causing injury, death, or damage to property. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Immunity from liability

Full Text

C. If any person holds a license, certificate, or other permit issued by any state, or political subdivision thereof, evidencing the meeting of qualifications for professional, mechanical, or other skills, the person, without compensation other than reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses, may render aid involving that skill in the Commonwealth during a disaster, and such person shall not be liable for negligently causing the death of, or injury to, any person or for the loss of, or damage to, the property of any person resulting from such service.