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Law Number

Idaho Code 5-331

Summary Title

Liability: Volunteer Ambulance Attendant


A volunteer ambulance attendant who provides first aid or emergency medical attention will not be held legally responsible for the care provided. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness.

Full Title

Immunity of volunteer ambulance attendant

Full Text

No action shall lie or be maintained for civil damages in any court of this state against any person or persons, or group of persons, including volunteer ambulance attendants, who offers and administers first aid or emergency medical attention as a part of his volunteer service as an ambulance attendant to any person or persons utilizing the volunteer services and facilities, unless it can be shown that the person or persons offering or administering first aid or emergency medical attention is guilty of gross negligence in the care or treatment offered or administered, or has treated them in a grossly negligent manner. The immunity described herein shall cease upon delivery of the injured or treated person to either a generally recognized hospital for treatment of ill or injured persons, or upon assumption of treatment in the office or facility of any person undertaking to treat said ill or injured person or persons.