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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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