Good Samaritan legislation

Good Samaritan legislation

[səmar′itən]
Etymology: good Samaritan, from New Testament parable; L, lex, law, lator, proposer
laws enacted in most states to protect physicians, dentists, nurses, and some other health professionals from liability while rendering emergency medical or dental aid, unless there is proven willful wrong or gross negligence.

Good Sa·mar·i·tan leg·is·la·tion

(gud să-mar'i-tăn lej'is-lā'shŭn)
State laws passed to protect providers of emergency medical assistance from litigation except in cases of gross malfeasance.

Good Sa·mar·i·tan leg·is·la·tion

(gud să-mar'i-tăn lej'is-lā'shŭn)
State laws passed to protect suppliers of emergency medical assistance from litigation except in cases of gross malfeasance.

good samaritan legislation,

n the statutes enacted in some states protecting health care professionals from liability for aid rendered in emergency situations, unless there is a showing of willful wrong or gross negligence.
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The report describes how the dissemination of take-home naloxone has been facilitated by the introduction of so-called Good Samaritan legislation in some countries (Luxembourg, Scotland, some US states), which exempt lay responders from liability when they offer assistance.
Joined by professional experts the day before the one year anniversary of Super-storm Sandy making landfall in New Jersey, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald called for Good Samaritan legislation to improve the state's ability to respond to large-scale natural disasters.
LEGAL COMMENTARY: The goal of Good Samaritan legislation is to encourage the rendering of medical care to those who need it but otherwise might not receive it by persons who come upon such victims by chance, without the accoutrements provided in a medical facility, including expertise, assistance, sanitation, or equipment.
Most of the provinces have enacted Good Samaritan legislation (see for example the Alberta Emergency Medical Aid Act and the BC Good Samaritan Act) to immunize rescuers from liability as long as they are not grossly negligent or reckless.
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The President cited a series of Administration Y2K initiatives in his remarks, including a recently launched campaign by the Small Business Administration; Good Samaritan legislation to promote information sharing; a Department of Labor job bank for Y2K workers; a $12 million financial contribution to the World Bank's Y2K program; and a national campaign on the issue to be initiated later this month by the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion.