Emergency Response:

(745 ILCS 49/1)

Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Good Samaritan Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-607, eff. 1-1-97.)

(745 ILCS 49/2)

Sec. 2. Legislative purpose. The General Assembly has established numerous protections for the generous and compassionate acts of its citizens who volunteer their time and talents to help others. These protections or good samaritan provisions have been codified in many Acts of the Illinois Compiled Statutes. This Act recodifies existing good samaritan provisions. Further, without limitation the provisions of this Act shall be liberally construed to encourage persons to volunteer their time and talents.

Automatic External Defibrillator:

Senate Bill 404 (2007)
No local agency, entity of State or local government, or other public or private organization, nor any officer, director, trustee, employee, consultant, or agency of any such entity, which sponsors, authorizes, supports, finances, or supervises the training of persons in the use of CPR, AEDs, or first aid in a course which complies generally recognized standards shall be liable for damages in any civil action based on the training of such persons unless an act or omission during the course of instruction constitutes willful or wanton misconduct.No person who is certified to teach the use of CPR, AEDs, or first aid and who teaches a course of instruction which complies with generally recognized standards for the use of CPR, AEDs, or first aid shall be liable for damages in any civil action based on the training of such persons unless an act or omission during the course of instruction constitutes willful or wanton misconduct.An AED user is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission involving the use of an AED in an emergency situation, except for willful or wanton misconduct.Use of an AED; exemption from civil liability for emergency care. Any person in good faith, not for compensation, renders emergency medical care involving the use of an AED in accordance with his or her training is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, except for willful and wanton misconduct, by that person in rendering that care.