H.R.3586 - Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2011

To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster. as introduced.
  • Short: Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Clifford Stearns

R-FL

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Official Summary

Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2011 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide that a health care professional shall not be liable under federal or state law for harm caused by any act or omission if: (1) the professional is serving as a volunteer for purposes of respondi

Official Summary

Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2011 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide that a health care professional shall not be liable under federal or state law for harm caused by any act or omission if:
(1) the professional is serving as a volunteer for purposes of responding to a disaster; and
(2) the act or omission occurs during the period of the disaster, in the professional's capacity as such a volunteer, and in a good faith belief that the individual being treated is in need of health care services. Makes exceptions where:
(1) the harm was caused by an act or omission constituting willful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, reckless misconduct, or a conscious flagrant indifference to the rights or safety of the individual harmed; or
(2) the professional rendered the health care services under the influence of intoxicating alcohol or an intoxicating drug.

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