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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

N.J. Stat. 2A:53A-7.2

Summary Title

Liability: Nonprofit Blood Bank Volunteer

Summary

A volunteer affiliated with a nonprofit blood bank and who provides their service or makes an official decision within the scope of their volunteer responsibilities will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if operating a motor vehicle or acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Limited immunity

Full Text

a. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no person serving without compensation, other than reimbursement for actual expenses, as a trustee, director, officer or voluntary member of a nonprofit blood bank shall be liable for damages resulting from the exercise of judgment or discretion in connection with the duties of his office unless the actions evidence a reckless disregard for the duties imposed by the position. b. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no person who provides volunteer service or assistance for any nonprofit blood bank shall be liable for damages as a result of his acts of commission or omission arising out of and in the course of his rendering the volunteer service or assistance. Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to grant immunity to any person causing damage by his willful, wanton or grossly negligent act of commission or omission. Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to grant immunity to any person causing damage as the result of his negligent operation of a motor vehicle.