2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 24 - Health and Safety
Article 10 - Consent to Medical Care; Emergency Care; Transfusions
Section 24-10-3 - Persons coming to aid or rescue of another rendering emergency care; release from liability.

NM Stat § 24-10-3 (2016) What's This?

24-10-3. Persons coming to aid or rescue of another rendering emergency care; release from liability.

No person who comes to the aid or rescue of another person by providing care or assistance in good faith at or near the scene of an emergency, as defined in Section 24-10-4 NMSA 1978, shall be held liable for any civil damages as a result of any action or omission by that person in providing that care or assistance, except when liable for an act of gross negligence; but nothing in this section applies to the provision of emergency care or assistance when it is rendered for remuneration or with the expectation of remuneration or is rendered by a person or agent of a principal who was at the scene of the accident or emergency because he or his principal was soliciting business or performing or seeking to perform some services for remuneration.

History: 1953 Comp., 12-12-3, enacted by Laws 1963, ch. 59, 1; recompiled as 1953 Comp., 12-25-3, by Laws 1972, ch. 51, 9; 1997, ch. 86, 1.

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