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Law Number

745 ILCS 49/50

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Podiatrist


A licensed podiatrist who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an accident or a nuclear attack 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

Podiatric physician; exemption from civil liability for emergency care

Full Text

Any person licensed to practice podiatric medicine in Illinois, or licensed under an Act of 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 or in case of nuclear attack shall not, as a result of his acts or omissions, except willful or wanton misconduct on the part of the person in providing the care, be liable for civil damages.