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Law Number

La. R.S. 9:2799.5(C)(1)

Summary Title

Liability: Pharmacist


A pharmacist who, voluntarily, provides their services at a community pharmacy will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible for acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Limitation of liability for gratuitous service by a health care provider in a community health care clinic or community pharmacy.

Full Text

C. (1) No pharmacist who gratuitously renders services in a community pharmacy shall be liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission in preparing, bottling, or supplying such pharmaceutical products, unless the damages were caused by the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of the pharmacist.