{"volunteer emergency medical disaster response personnel":"a physician, psychologist, nurse, EMT, social worker, physician assistant, or pharmacist"}
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Law Number

HRS 321-2.5(c)-(e)

Summary Title

Liability: Volunteer Medical Assistance Personnel


Volunteer medical assistance personnel who provide their services will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This section does limit the State or a county from holding volunteer medical assistance personnel legally responsible.

Full Title

Volunteer medical assistance personnel

Full Text

(c) Except in cases of wilful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, or reckless misconduct, any volunteer medical assistance personnel providing volunteer medical assistance services shall not be liable for the death of or injury to persons, or for damage to property, as a result of any act or omission in the course of rendering volunteer medical assistance services. No act or omission shall be imputed to the owner of any vehicle by reason of ownership thereof; provided that nothing in this section shall preclude recovery by any person for injury or damage sustained from the operation of any vehicle that may be insured under section 41D-8 to the extent of the insurance. (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any civil action brought by the State or a county against any volunteer medical assistance personnel of the State or a county.