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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

S.D. Codified Laws 20-9-4

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Out-of-State Licensed Medical Practitioner


An out-of-state licensed medical practitioner who, in good faith, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or for 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

Licensed medical practitioners rendering emergency care not deemed practicing medicine or nursing

Full Text

No physician, surgeon, osteopath, registered nurse or licensed practical nurse duly licensed to practice his profession in another state of the United States, who renders in this state emergency care at the scene of the emergency, shall be liable as specified in § 20-9-3, nor shall he be deemed to be practicing medicine or nursing within this state as contemplated by chapters 36-2, 36-4 and 36-9.