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Law Number

HRS 663-10.6(a)

Summary Title

Liability: Nonprofit Providing Shelter


A nonprofit organization that, in good faith and without compensation, provides shelter to a person as part of their activities will not be held legally responsible for any injury or damage. It can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Exemption for providing shelter and subsistence to the needy

Full Text

(a) Any charitable or nonprofit organization that in good faith provides shelter or proper means of subsistence to needy persons as part of its bona fide and customary charitable activities, rendered without remuneration or expectation of remuneration, shall be exempt from civil liability for injuries and damages resulting from the organization's acts or omissions in providing such shelter or subsistence, except for gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions of the organization.