Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Good Samaritan Law

Senate Bill S. 1993 approved a proposal that would protect off-duty firefighters and EMTs from liability when providing emergency care.  The current "Good Samaritan" law only protects civilian bystanders who are not trained in emergency response.  Supporters said the bill is long overdue and has gained more support since the Boston Marathon, in which hundreds of off-duty personnel were running in the race then responded immediately after the bombing.  They noted that under current law, these firefighters and EMTs would have been liable if anything went wrong as a result of their efforts to provide care.    source: The Sun Chronicle