2012 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Title 42 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
Chapter 83 - Particular Rights and Immunities
Section 8331 - Medical good Samaritan civil immunity

 

 

SUBCHAPTER C

IMMUNITIES GENERALLY

 

Sec.

8331.  Medical good Samaritan civil immunity.

8331.1. Veterinary good Samaritan civil immunity.

8331.2. Good Samaritan civil immunity for use of automated external defibrillator.

8331.3. Criminal victim aid good Samaritan civil immunity.

8332.  Emergency response provider and bystander good Samaritan civil immunity.

8332.1. Manager, coach, umpire or referee and nonprofit association negligence standard.

8332.2. Officer, director or trustee of nonprofit organization negligence standard.

8332.3. Volunteer firefighter civil immunity.

8332.4. Volunteer-in-public-service negligence standard.

8332.5. Corporate representatives.

8332.6. Antidrug and town-watch volunteer civil immunity.

8332.7. Immunity of State parole officers.

8332.8. Immunity of county probation officers.

8333.  Body fluid and tissue limited civil immunity.

8334.  Civil immunity in mass immunization projects.

8335.  Damages for conversion of property of fluctuating value.

8336.  Civil immunity for assistance upon request in incidents involving the transportation of hazardous substances.

8337.  Civil immunity of school officers or employees relating to drug or alcohol abuse.

8337.1. Civil immunity of school officers or employees relating to emergency care, first aid and rescue.

8338.  Liability for damages from donated food and grocery products.

8338.1. Liability for damages from donated vehicles or equipment to volunteer fire companies.

8339.  Agricultural immunity.

8339.1. Railroad civil immunity.

8340.  Immunity of program administrators and supervisors.

8340.1. Employer immunity from liability for disclosure of information regarding former or current employees.

8340.2. Civil immunity for use of force.

§ 8331.  Medical good Samaritan civil immunity.

(a)  General rule.--Any physician or any other practitioner of the healing arts or any registered nurse, licensed by any state, who happens by chance upon the scene of an emergency or who arrives on the scene of an emergency by reason of serving on an emergency call panel or similar committee of a county medical society or who is called to the scene of an emergency by the police or other duly constituted officers of a government unit or who is present when an emergency occurs and who, in good faith, renders emergency care at the scene of the emergency, shall not be liable for any civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions by such physician or practitioner or registered nurse in rendering the emergency care, except any acts or omissions intentionally designed to harm or any grossly negligent acts or omissions which result in harm to the person receiving emergency care.

(b)  Definition.--As used in this section "good faith" shall include, but is not limited to, a reasonable opinion that the immediacy of the situation is such that the rendering of care should not be postponed until the patient is hospitalized.

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