Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Utah Code Ann. 26-8a-601(2)

Summary Title

Liability: Emergency Medical Instruction and Care


A licensed physician, physician assistant, licensed registered nurse, or emergency medical service provider and who, in good faith and without compensation, gives emergency medical instructions or provides emergency medical care will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Persons and activities exempt from civil liability

Full Text

(2) An individual certified under Section 26-8a-302, during either training or after certification, a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or a registered nurse who, gratuitously and in good faith, provides emergency medical instructions or renders emergency medical care authorized by this chapter is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission in providing the emergency medical instructions or medical care, unless the act or omission is the result of gross negligence or willful misconduct.