Good Samaritan legislation

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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When President Clinton kicked off the federal government sponsored "Y2K Action Week" by signing the Good Samaritan legislation (S.
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.
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.