Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

24 Del. C. 1773A(c)

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Physician Assistant


A physician assistant 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 or intent to cause harm. This section does not apply if the emergency occurs in the physician assistant's place of work. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Participation in disaster or emergency care

Full Text

(c) A person licensed as a physician assistant under this chapter who, in good faith and without gross or wanton negligence, renders emergency care at the scene of an emergency, excluding an emergency which occurs in that person's place of employment or practice, shall not be liable for civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions in rendering the emergency care.