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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

745 ILCS 49/75

Summary Title

Liability: Employer or Employee

Summary

An employer or employee who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care to an employee 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.

Full Title

Employers and employees under the Health and Safety Act; exemption from civil liability for emergency care

Full Text

Any employer, who in good faith provides emergency medical or first aid care without fee to any employee or any other person employed on the same project shall not, as a result of his or her acts or omissions, except willful and wanton misconduct on the part of the employer, in providing the care, be liable to such employee or such other person to whom such care is provided for civil damages. Any employee who in good faith provides emergency medical or first aid care without fee to any other employee or any other person employed on the same project shall not, as a result of his or her acts or omissions, except for willful and wanton misconduct on the part of the employee in providing the care, be liable to the employee or other person to whom the care is provided for civil damages. Excluded from the operation of this Section are any employees who are licensed physicians, nurses, dentists, or other licensed health services personnel. The provisions of this Section do not affect or in any way diminish or change an employer’s liability under the Workers’ Compensation Act [820 ILCS 305/1 et seq.], or the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act [820 ILCS 310/1 et seq.]. This Section applies only to employers and employees under the Health and Safety Act [820 ILCS 225/0.01 et seq.].