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Law Number

410 ILCS 15/8(b)

Summary Title

Liability: Emergency Care at a Coal Mine


An EMT, registered nurse, or physician assistant who, in good faith, provides emergency care in or about a coal mine 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.

Full Title

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

Full Text

(b) No certified emergency medical technician or certified mobile intensive care personnel, registered nurse, or physician’s assistant who in good faith attempts to render emergency care to any sick or injured person in or about a coal mine, or his employer, shall be liable for civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions, unless guilty of gross or willful negligence. This section shall not affect any employer’s liability under the Workers’ Compensation Act [820 ILCS 305/1 et seq.].