Emergency care at scene of emergency; persons relieved of civil liability.
No person who renders emergency care at the scene of an accident or other emergency gratuitously, shall be held liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission by such person in rendering the emergency care or as a result of any act or failure to act to provide or arrange for medical treatment or care for the injured person.
Legislative Bill 498 (1999)
- Provides that persons who acquire an AED must ensure that each user is appropriately trained in its use under guidelines established by the Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure (R & L) and that the AED is maintained and tested according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Grants immunity from civil liability for anyone who delivers emergency care or treatment using an AED in good faith as prescribed in the bill.
- States that anyone placing an AED must notify his or her local EMS. They also need to outline concise protocols.