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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

A licensed physician, chiropractor, or medical or chiropractic student 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.

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Optometrist

Summary

A licensed optometrist who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an accident 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

Optometrist; exemption from civil liability for emergency care

Full Text

Any optometrist or any person licensed as a optometrist in any other state or territory of the United States who in good faith provides emergency care without fee to a victim of an accident at the scene of an accident shall not, as a result of his or her acts or omissions, except willful or wanton misconduct on the part of the person, in providing the care, be liable for civil damages.