Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

16 Del. C. 6802

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Nurse


A registered or licensed practical nurse who, in good faith, provides care at the scene of an emergency or transports a victim to the closest medical facility will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Exempting nurses from civil liability in rendering emergency care

Full Text

Any registered nurse or any licensed practical nurse, licensed as such by any state, who in good faith renders emergency care at the scene of any emergency or who undertakes to transport any victim thereof to the nearest medical facility shall not be liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission in rendering the emergency care; provided, however, such act or omission is not grossly negligent or intentionally designed to harm the victim.