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Law Number

Burns Ind. Code Ann. 34-30-12-2

Summary Title

Liability: CPR


An individual, who has successfully completed a training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and who, without compensation, attempts or administers CPR to a person, 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

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Full Text

(a) This section applies to a person who has successfully completed a course of training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to the standards recommended by the Division of Medical Sciences, National Academy of Sciences — National Research Council. (b) This section does not apply to acts or omissions amounting to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct. (c) An act or omission of the person while attempting to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, without pecuniary charge, to any person who is an apparent victim of acute cardiopulmonary insufficiency shall not impose any liability upon the person attempting the resuscitation.