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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

745 ILCS 49/46

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Physician Assistant

Summary

A licensed physician assistant 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

Physician assistant; exemption from civil liability for emergency care

Full Text

A person licensed as a physician assistant under the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 95/1 et seq.] who in good faith provides emergency care without fee to a person shall not be liable for civil damages as a result of his or her acts or omissions, except for willful or wanton misconduct on the part of the person in providing the care.