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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

745 ILCS 49/72

Summary Title

Liability: Professional Engineer, Architect, Land Surveyor, or Structural Engineer

Summary

A professional engineer, architect, land surveyor, or structural engineer who, in good faith and without compensation, provides their services in response to a disaster 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. This section only applies during or within 60 days after the end of a disaster.

Full Title

Professional engineers, architects, land surveyors, and structural engineers; exemption from civil liability for professional services in response to disasters or catastrophic events

Full Text

Professional engineers, architects, land surveyors, and structural engineers; exemption from civil liability for professional services in response to disasters or catastrophic events. Any professional engineer, architect, land surveyor, or structural engineer who in good faith, without fee, provides professional services in response to a disaster or other catastrophic event shall not be liable for civil damages as a result of his or her acts or omissions in providing the professional services, except for willful and wanton misconduct. This immunity applies to services that are provided without fee during or within 60 days following the end of a disaster or catastrophic event.