2013 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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311.668 Immunity from civil liability for user of automated external
defibrillator -- Exemption from KRS 311.667 for Good Samaritan.
Any person or entity who, in good faith and without compensation, renders
emergency care or treatment by the use of an AED shall be immune from civil
liability for any personal injury as a result of the care or treatment, or as a result
of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment,
where the person acts as an ordinary, reasonable prudent person would have
acted under the same or similar circumstances.
The immunity from civil liability for any personal injury under subsection (1) of
this section includes the licensed physician who is involved with AED site
placement, the person or entity who provides the CPR and AED site
placement, the person or entity who provides the CPR and AED training, and
the person or entity responsible for the site where the AED is located.
The immunity from civil liability under subsection (1) of this section does not
apply if the personal injury results from the gross negligence or willful or
wanton misconduct of the person rendering the emergency care.
The requirements of KRS 311.667 shall not apply to any individual using an
AED in an emergency setting if that individual is acting as a Good Samaritan
under KRS 313.035 and 411.148.
Effective:July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 85, sec. 21, effective July 15, 2010. -Created 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 16, sec. 4, effective July 14, 2000.
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.668 Immunity from civil liability for user of automated external defibrillator -- Exemption from KRS 311.667 for Good Samaritan.
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