Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

S.C. Code Ann. 44-4-570(D)(3)

Summary Title

Liability: Emergency Assistant Medical Examiner


When a public health emergency declaration is in effect, an emergency assistant medical examiner or coroner providing services under the direction of the Department of Health and Environmental Control will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness.

Full Title

Emergency powers regarding licensing of health personnel; appointment of in-state and out-of-state providers; liability of appointed providers for civil damages; appointment of emergency medical examiners or coroners; waiver of licensing fees and requirements; immunity

Full Text

(D) . . . . (3) Any emergency assistant medical examiner or coroner appointed pursuant to this section is immune from civil liability for damages resulting from services relating to and performed during the period of appointment unless the damages result from providing, or failing to provide, services under circumstances demonstrating a reckless disregard for the consequences.