Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

24 Del. C. 1767

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Medical Professional


A certified or licensed physician, physician assistant, respiratory care practitioner, acupuncturist, or midwife who, in good faith, provides care at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Emergency care at the scene of an emergency

Full Text

A person certified to practice medicine under this chapter who, in good faith and without gross or wanton negligence, renders emergency care at the scene of an emergency is not liable for civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions in rendering the emergency care.