Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

S.D. Codified Laws 36-4B-24

Summary Title

Liability: Supervising Physician


A physician who supervises emergency medical service providers will not be held legally responsible for the acts of those emergency medical service providers. They can be held legally responsible if the emergency medical service providers were extremely careless or intended to cause harm.

Full Title

Liability of supervising physician

Full Text

No physician who supervises the functions of emergency medical services personnel licensed and authorized pursuant to this chapter, including advanced life support personnel, may be liable for any civil damages for any emergency medical services personnel, where the life of a patient is in immediate danger, unless the act or omission was the result of gross negligence or willful misconduct.