Emergency Response:

(1)?Any person licensed as a physician and surgeon under the laws of the state of Colorado, or any other person, who in good faith renders emergency care or emergency assistance to a person not presently his patient without compensation at the place of an emergency or accident, including a health care institution as defined in section 13-64-202(3), shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions made in good faith as a result of the rendering of such emergency care or emergency assistance during the emergency, unless the acts or omissions were grossly negligent or willful and wanton. ?This section shall not apply to any person who renders such emergency care or emergency assistance to a patient he is otherwise obligated to cover.

(2)?Any person while acting as a volunteer member of a rescue unit, as defined in section 25-3.5-103(11), C.R.S., notwithstanding the fact that such organization may recover actual costs incurred in the rendering of emergency care or assistance to a person, who in good faith renders emergency care or assistance without compensation at the place of an emergency or accident shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions in good faith.

(3)?Any person, including a licensed physician, surgeon, or other medical personnel, while acting as a volunteer member of a ski patrol or ski area rescue unit, notwithstanding the fact that such person may receive free skiing privileges or other benefits as a result of his volunteer status, who in good faith renders emergency care or assistance without other compensation at the place of an emergency or accident shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions in good faith.

(4)(a)?Notwithstanding the fact that the person may be reimbursed for the person’s costs or that the nonprofit organization may receive a grant or other funding, any person who, while acting as a volunteer for any nonprofit organization operating a telephone hotline, answers questions of or provides counseling to members of the public in crisis situations shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions made in good faith as a result of discussions or counseling provided on the hotline.

(b)?As used in this subsection (4), unless the context otherwise requires, “hotline” means a telephone line staffed by individuals who provide immediate assistance to callers in emergency or crisis situations.

(5)?An employer shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions made by an employee while rendering emergency care or emergency assistance if the employee:

(a)?Renders the emergency care or emergency assistance in the course of his or her employment for the employer; ?and

(b)?Is personally exempt from liability for civil damages for the acts or omissions under subsection (1) of this section.

(1)?Any person licensed as a physician and surgeon under the laws of the state of Colorado, or any other person, who in good faith renders emergency care or emergency assistance to a person not presently his patient without compensation at the place of an emergency or accident, including a health care institution as defined in section 13-64-202(3), shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions made in good faith as a result of the rendering of such emergency care or emergency assistance during the emergency, unless the acts or omissions were grossly negligent or willful and wanton. ?This section shall not apply to any person who renders such emergency care or emergency assistance to a patient he is otherwise obligated to cover. (2)?Any person while acting as a volunteer member of a rescue unit, as defined in section 25-3.5-103(11), C.R.S., notwithstanding the fact that such organization may recover actual costs incurred in the rendering of emergency care or assistance to a person, who in good faith renders emergency care or assistance without compensation at the place of an emergency or accident shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions in good faith. (3)?Any person, including a licensed physician, surgeon, or other medical personnel, while acting as a volunteer member of a ski patrol or ski area rescue unit, notwithstanding the fact that such person may receive free skiing privileges or other benefits as a result of his volunteer status, who in good faith renders emergency care or assistance without other compensation at the place of an emergency or accident shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions in good faith. (4)(a)?Notwithstanding the fact that the person may be reimbursed for the person’s costs or that the nonprofit organization may receive a grant or other funding, any person who, while acting as a volunteer for any nonprofit organization operating a telephone hotline, answers questions of or provides counseling to members of the public in crisis situations shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions made in good faith as a result of discussions or counseling provided on the hotline. (b)?As used in this subsection (4), unless the context otherwise requires, “hotline” means a telephone line staffed by

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individuals who provide immediate assistance to callers in emergency or crisis situations. (5)?An employer shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions made by an employee while rendering emergency care or emergency assistance if the employee: (a)?Renders the emergency care or emergency assistance in the course of his or her employment for the employer; ?and (b)?Is personally exempt from liability for civil damages for the acts or omissions under subsection (1) of this section.

Automatic External Defibrillator:

House Bill 99-1283 (1999)
Expected AED users receive CPR and AED training through a course that meets nationally recognized standards and is approved by the department of public health and environment.

AEDs must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.

A licensed physician must be involved at the site of an AED to ensure compliance with requirements for training, notification, and maintenance.

There are written plans in place concerning the placement of AEDs, training of personnel, pre-planned coordination with the emergency medical services system, medical oversight, AED maintenance, identification of personnel authorized to use AEDs, and reporting of AED utilization.

Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the AED to the affiliated licensed physician affiliated.

Any person or entity that acquires an AED shall notify an agent of the applicable emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED.

Any individual who is trained to use an AED and who uses one in good faith in an emergency will not be liable for any civil damages, unless the acts or omissions were grossly negligent or willful and wanton. This immunity extends to the licensed physician who is involved with the AED site placement