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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

745 ILCS 49/67

Summary Title

Liability: Certified First Aid

Summary

An individual certified in first aid by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the National Safety Council who, in good faith and without compensation, provides first aid 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

First aid providers; exemption for first aid

Full Text

Any person who is currently certified in first aid by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the National Safety Council and who in good faith provides first aid without fee to any person shall not, as a result of his or her acts or omissions, except willful and wanton misconduct on the part of the person in providing the aid, be liable to a person to whom such aid is provided for civil damages. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any health care facility as defined in Section 8-2001 of the Code of Civil Procedure [735 ILCS 5/8-2001] or to any practitioner as defined in Section 8-2003 of the Code of Civil Procedure [735 ILCS 5/8-2003 (repealed)] providing services in a hospital or health care facility.