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Protection against liability for emergency medical services providers

Raymond K. Shin, JD, MPP

Abstract


Emergency medical services (EMS) providers must often provide medical assistance without adequate time and resources. To encourage EMS providers not to be fearful of negligence lawsuits when they provide treatment, many states have enacted laws that protect them from civil liability. However, these laws provide immunity only under certain conditions. This article describes these conditions under which the immunity statutes generally operate.

Keywords


liability, legal, negligence, emergency medical services providers, immunity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2010.0015

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