House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition. Amends GS 90-21.14(a) by making a technical change to incorporate language from the existing statute.
Bill Summaries: all (2017-2018 Session)
Bill H 32 (2017-2018)Summary date: Feb 28 2017 - View summary
Bill H 32 (2017-2018)Summary date: Feb 1 2017 - View summary
Current law, GS 90-21.14(a), grants limited civil immunity to volunteer medical or health care providers of local health departments and community health centers who voluntarily and without the expectation of compensation render first aid or emergency health care treatment to a person who is unconscious, ill or injured. For civil immunity to apply, it must be reasonably apparent prompt decisions and actions are required and any delay in action would seriously worsen the physical condition or endanger the life of the person. Additionally, current law provides that immunity will not apply if the injury or death was caused by gross negligence, wanton conduct or intentional wrongdoing by the person rendering the emergency aid or treatment.
This act extends the grant of limited civil liability to volunteer members of rescue squads, specifically including volunteers who are in good standing with and certified to render emergency care by the National Ski Patrol System, Inc. Clarifies that the term "compensation," as used in the statute, does not include complimentary lift tickets, food, lodging, or other gifts provided by any resort, group, or agency as a gratuity to a volunteer member of the National Ski Patrol System, Inc.
Effective October 1, 2017.