Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Good Samaritan Act. Provides immunity against criminal liability, civil damages, or medical malpractice damages for any acts or omissions, for any physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in all its branches or licensed to practice the treatment of human ailments in any other state or territory of the United States; any dental emergency responder; any licensed nurse; any licensed physicians assistant; any licensed EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, or EMT-Paramedic; and any First Responder who provides volunteer Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) services to any person or animal in any law enforcement incident or training situation, or any other law enforcement related situation, including disasters, in civil unrest, or methamphetamine lab interdiction.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Further amends the Good Samaritan Act. Provides that no medical provider listed in this Section shall be liable for any civil damages or medical malpractice damages (previously, also included liability for criminal prosecution) as a result of any act or omission, except for willful and wanton misconduct (previously, did not provide this exception), by that person in rendering those services. Changes reference to licensed physician (rather than, physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches).
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Good Samaritan Act. Provides for immunity from civil damages for emergency medical technicians and first responders, as those terms are defined in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act (in addition to law enforcement officers and firemen), who provide emergency care in good faith without fee or compensation (instead of only without fee).