WVC 55 - 7 - 16
§55-7-16. Immunity from liability for ski patrol rendering
(a) A member in good standing of a national ski patrol system
who, without compensation, provides emergency aid or assistance to
an injured or ill person at the scene of a ski resort rescue
operation, outdoor emergency rescue operation or while otherwise
performing ski patrol or while transporting an injured or ill
person to a place for transfer to an available emergency medical
center or hospital as the result of being on ski patrol, may not be
held liable for civil damages for any alleged act or omission which
is claimed to have occurred during the rendering of the emergency
aid or assistance. The limitation of liability established by the
provisions of this section apply to acts or omissions rendered in
(b) For the purposes of this section, a national ski patrol
system is a national organization whose members are volunteers and
do not receive compensation and are required to obtain training in
safety and emergency medical treatment.
(c) For purposes of this section, the term "compensation" does
not include access to a recreational facility, complimentary lift
tickets, food, lodging or other gifts or discounts that may be
offered or accessible to a person.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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