2015 Michigan Compiled Laws
Chapter 691 - Judiciary
Act 17 of 1963 LIABILITY OF CERTAIN PERSONS FOR EMERGENCY CARE (691.1501 - 691.1507)***** 691.1501.amended THIS AMENDED SECTION IS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 28, 2016 *****
***** 691.1501 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 28, 2016: See 691.1501.amended *****
Section 691.1502 Emergency care; exemption of certain persons from civil liability; exception; staffing hospital emergency facilities.
***** 691.1502 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 28, 2016: See 691.1502.amended *****
691.1502 Emergency care; exemption of certain persons from civil liability; exception; staffing hospital emergency facilities.
(1) If an individual's actual hospital duty does not require a response to the emergency situation, a physician, physician's assistant, dentist, podiatrist, intern, resident, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, registered physical therapist, clinical laboratory technologist, inhalation therapist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, x-ray technician, or paramedic, who in good faith responds to a life threatening emergency or responds to a request for emergency assistance in a life threatening emergency within a hospital or other licensed medical care facility, is not liable for civil damages as a result of an act or omission in the rendering of emergency care, except an act or omission amounting to gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct.
(2) The exemption from liability under subsection (1) does not apply to a physician if a physician-patient relationship, to a physician's assistant if a physician's assistant-patient relationship, or to a licensed nurse if a nurse-patient relationship existed before the emergency.
(3) The exemption from liability under subsection (1) does not apply to a physician's assistant unless the response by the physician's assistant is within the scope of the license held by the physician's assistant or within the expertise or training of the physician's assistant.
(4) This act does not diminish a hospital's responsibility to reasonably and adequately staff hospital emergency facilities if the hospital maintains or holds out to the general public that it maintains emergency room facilities.
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 1 of Act 543 of 2002 provides:“Enacting section 1. This amendatory act applies to a cause of action arising on or after the effective date of this amendatory act.”
History: Add. 1975, Act 123, Imd. Eff. July 1, 1975 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 543, Imd. Eff. July 26, 2002
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