2015 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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