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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

42 USCS 5160(b)

Summary Title

Liability: Cost of Care and Assistance

Summary

An individual who provides care or assistance in response to a disaster or emergency will not be responsible for costs incurred by the U.S. for the care or assistance.

Full Title

Recovery of assistance

Full Text

(b) Rendering of care. A person shall not be liable under this section for costs incurred by the United States as a result of actions taken or omitted by such person in the course of rendering care or assistance in response to a major disaster or emergency.