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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2430         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1285

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to providing a safe harbor for good samaritans.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2430        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1285

By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1285) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Sheila C. Harrington and Thomas J. Calter relative to protecting certain persons rendering emergency care from liability.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3385 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to providing a safe harbor for good samaritans.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 12V½ the following section:-

              Section 12V3/4.  Any person, who in good faith, attempts to render emergency care at the place of the emergency, or while in transit in an ambulance or rescue vehicle to a person who is in urgent need of care as a result of the emergency, and does so without compensation for the care from or on behalf of the person cared for, shall not be liable for acts or omissions, other than gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct, resulting from the attempt to render such emergency care; provided, however, that any persons rendering emergency care shall have the duty to place the injured person under the care of a physician, nurse, or other persons qualified to care for such person as soon as possible and to obey the instructions of such qualified person.

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