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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

24 V.S.A. 2687

Summary Title

Liability: Volunteer Ambulance Personnel

Summary

A member of an ambulance service who, voluntarily, provides emergency medical treatment will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Civil liability limited

Full Text

Volunteer personnel, whether or not they receive or expect to receive nominal payments and reimbursement for expenses, who render emergency medical treatment shall: (1) be afforded the protection of section 519 of Title 12; (2) not be considered practitioners of the healing arts for purposes of subsection 519(b) of Title 12; and (3) not be liable for civil damages for rendering emergency medical treatment unless their actions constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct.