2013 New York Consolidated Laws
EDN - Education
Title 8 - THE PROFESSIONS
Article 136 - (6730 - 6743) PHYSICAL THERAPY AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS
6737 - Non-liability of licensed physical therapists for first aid or emergency treatment.


NY Educ L § 6737 (2012) What's This?
 
    § 6737.   Non-liability  of licensed physical therapists for first aid
  or emergency treatment.  Notwithstanding any inconsistent  provision  of
  any  general,  special or local law, any licensed physical therapist who
  voluntarily and without the expectation of monetary compensation renders
  first aid or emergency treatment at the scene of an  accident  or  other
  emergency, outside a hospital, doctor's office or any other place having
  proper  and  necessary  physical  therapy  equipment, to a person who is
  unconscious, ill or  injured,  shall  not  be  liable  for  damages  for
  injuries  alleged  to  have been sustained by such person or for damages
  for the death of such person alleged to have occurred by  reason  of  an
  act  or  omission  in  the  rendering  of  such  first  aid or emergency
  treatment unless it is established that such injuries were or such death
  was caused by gross negligence on the part of such  physical  therapist.
  Nothing  in  this  section  shall  be  deemed  or construed to relieve a
  licensed physical therapist from liability for damages for  injuries  or
  death  caused  by an act or omission on the part of a physical therapist
  while rendering professional services in the normal and ordinary  course
  of his practice.

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