Teaching to Save Lives

 Good Samaritan Act;  Immunity from

Civil Liability. 768.13

(a) Any person, including those licensed to practice medicine, who gratuitously and in good faith renders emergency care or treatment either in direct response to emergency situations related to and arising out of a public health emergency declared pursuant to s.381.00315, a state of emergency which has been declared pursuant to s.252.36 or at the scene of an emergency outside of a hospital, doctor's office, or other place having proper medical equipment, without objection of the injured victim or victims thereof, shall not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of such care or treatment or as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment where the person acts as an ordinary reasonably prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances.

(b) Any health care provider, including a hospital licensed under chapter 395, providing emergency services pursuant to abligations imposed by 42 U.S.C. s.1395dd, s.395.401, or s.401.45 shall not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of such medical care or treatment unless such damages result from providing, or failing to provide, medical care or treatment under circumstances demostrating a reckless disregard for the consequences so as to affect the life or health or another.