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Law Number

Utah Code Ann. 78B-4-503

Summary Title

Liability: Providing Shelter or Products and Services


An individual who, without compensation, provides shelter, food, clothing or other products and services to poor individuals will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Immunity for transient shelters

Full Text

(1) As used in this section, “transient shelter” means any person which provides shelter, food, clothing, or other products or services without consideration to indigent persons. (2) Except as provided in Subsection (3), all transient shelters, owners, operators, and employees of transient shelters, and persons who contribute products or services to transient shelters, are immune from suit for damages or injuries arising out of or related to the damaged or injured person’s use of the products or services provided by the transient shelter. (3) This section does not prohibit an action against a person for damages or injury intentionally caused by that person or resulting from his gross negligence.