Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

225 ILCS 65/50-40

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law


An individual who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care 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. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Emergency Care; civil liability

Full Text

Exemption from civil liability for emergency care is as provided in the Good Samaritan Act [745 ILCS 49/1 et seq.].