Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

410 ILCS 15/8(a)

Summary Title

Liability: Physician Instructions to Another Medical Practitioner


A physician who, in good faith, provides instructions to an EMT, nurse, or physician assistant will not be held legally responsible for damage as a result of their instructions. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Qualified immunity for physicians, nurses, and other health care personnel

Full Text

(a) No physician, who in good faith gives instructions to a certified emergency medical technician or certified mobile intensive care personnel, a registered nurse, or a physician’s assistant shall be liable for any civil damages as a result of issuing the instructions, unless guilty of gross or willful negligence.