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Law Number

HRS 663-1.5(b)

Summary Title

Liability: Rescue Team


A rescue team or a physician working in communication with a rescue team who, in good faith, resuscitates, or attempts to, a person in immediate danger of loss of life will not be held legally responsible.

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Exceptions to liability

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(b) No act or omission of any rescue team or physician working in direct communication with a rescue team operating in conjunction with a hospital or an authorized emergency vehicle of the hospital or the State or county, while attempting to resuscitate any person who is in immediate danger of loss of life, shall impose any liability upon the rescue team, the physicians, or the owners or operators of such hospital or authorized emergency vehicle, if good faith is exercised.This section shall not relieve the owners or operators of the hospital or authorized emergency vehicle of any other duty imposed upon them by law for the designation and training of members of a rescue team or for any provisions regarding maintenance of equipment to be used by the rescue team or any damages resulting from gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions.