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GOOD SAMARITAN LAWA principle of tort law that provides that a person who sees another individual in imminent and serious danger or peril cannot be charged with negligence if that first person attempts to aid or rescue the injured party, provided the attempt is not made recklessly.
The Good Samaritan doctrine is used by rescuers to avoid civil liability for injuries arising from their negligence. Its purpose is to encourage emergency assistance by removing the threat of liability for damage done by the assistance. However, the assistance must be reasonable; a rescuer cannot benefit from the Good Samaritan doctrine if the assistance is reckless or grossly negligent.
Four key elements support a successful invocation of the Good Samaritan doctrine: (1) the care rendered was performed as the result of the emergency, (2) the initial emergency or injury was not caused by the person invoking the defense, (3) the emergency care was not given in a grossly negligent or reckless manner, and (4) aid was given with permission whenever possible to obtain it.  STATES WITH GOOD SAMARITAN LAWSAlabama
Section 6-5-332

Alaska
SECTION 09.65.090

Arkansas
A.C.A. § 17-95-101
Arizona
A.R.S. § 9-500.02.
California
Ann.Cal.Bus. & Prof.Code §2395.
Connecticut
C.G.S.A. §52-557b.
Colorado
CRS title 13-21-108
Delaware
16 Del.C. §6801 (a)
Florida
Section 678.13 (2008) The Good Samaritan Act
Sections 678.1315 - 678.1382 (2008) Other related laws
Section 401.2915 AED use by the public
Georgia
§31-11-8
Hawaii
Sec. 663-1.5
Idaho
I.C. §5-330
Illinois
210 ILCS 50/3.150
Indiana
IC 16-31-6-1
Iowa
I.C.A. §613.17
Kansas
K.S.A. §65-2891
Kentucky
KRS §411.148
Louisiana
LSA-R.S. 37:1731
Massachusetts
5-309 Chapter 137
Maryland
Maryland Law 5-309
Maine
Title 14 164
Michigan
333.20965
Minnesota
604A.01
Mississippi
§73-25-37.
Missouri
Section 190.092
Montana
27-1-714
North Carolina
G.S. 90-21.16
North Dakota
§ 20-9-4.1
Nebraska
25-21,186
Nevada
(NRS) 41.500
New Hampshire
Section 508:12
New Mexico
24-10-3
New Jersey
2A:62A-1
New York
Article 30
Ohio
§ 2305.23
§ 4765.49
Oklahoma
Title76.Torts Section5
Title76.Torts Section5.1
Section 698.17
Title 76. Torts Section 5.4
Oregon
(ORS) 30.800
Pennsylvania
42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8 332
Rhode Island
§ 9-1-27.1
South Carolina
SECTION 15-1-310
South Dakota
§ 20-9-4.1.
Tennessee
63-6-218.
Texas
6701d
Utah
78-11-22
Virginia
H.B. 2097
Vermont
SS 519 S.283
Washington
4.24.3000
Washington DC
D.C. CODE 1981 §2-1344.
Wisconsin
895.48
West Virginia
55-7-15
Wyoming
1-1-120.
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