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Law Number

KRS 311A.150

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Paramedic or First Responder


A paramedic or first responder, who provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency without proper medical equipment, will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with 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

Privileges and immunities of paramedics and first responders

Full Text

A paramedic licensed pursuant to this chapter and a first responder certified pursuant to this chapter shall have the privileges and immunities specified in KRS 411.148, subject to the provisions of that statute.