{"Retired individual":"An individual who formerly held a license as a: Dentist, dental hygienist, mental health professional, nurse, nurse midwife, occupational therapist, optometrist, osteopathic physician, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician, physician assistant, podiatrist, psychologist, and recreational therapist."}
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Law Number

Utah Code Ann. 58-81-104(5)

Summary Title

Liability: Retired Volunteer Health Care License


A retired individual who holds a retired volunteer health care practitioner license and who, without compensation, provides health care treatment at a health care facility or on behalf of a health care facility will not be held legally responsible for medical malpractice if the treatment was within the retired volunteer health care practitioner’s scope of practice and the retired volunteer health care practitioner does not act with extreme carelessness or with intent to cause harm. The retired volunteer health care practitioner must disclose to the patient, in writing, the protections from being legally responsible that retired volunteer license holders enjoy. A health care professional can be held legally responsible for a malpractice claim relating to use of general anesthesia or care during an overnight stay.

Full Title

Volunteer health care practitioner license — Waiver of fees — Rulemaking authority

Full Text

(5) A health care practitioner who is licensed as a volunteer health care practitioner under this chapter is entitled to qualified immunity for charity care if the health care practitioner meets the requirements of Section 58-13-3.