2016 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 9 - COURTS and CIVIL PROCEDURE–PROCEDURE GENERALLY
Chapter 9-1 - Causes of Action
Section 9-1-27.1 - Good Samaritan – Immunity from liability.

RI Gen L § 9-1-27.1 (2016) What's This?

§ 9-1-27.1 Good Samaritan – Immunity from liability.

No person who voluntarily and gratuitously renders emergency assistance to a person in need thereof including the administration of life saving treatment to those persons suffering from anaphylactic shock shall be liable for civil damages which result from acts or omissions by such persons rendering the emergency care, which may constitute ordinary negligence. This immunity does not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross negligence or willful or wanton conduct.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 194, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 51, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 160, § 1.)

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Rhode Island may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.