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Introduced Version House Bill 2336 History

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H. B. 2336

 

         (By Delegate Michael)

         [Introduced January 11, 2012

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; referred to the

         Committee on the Judiciary.]

 

 

 

 

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §55-7-19a, relating to actions for injuries; providing limited immunity from civil damages for persons who volunteer their services to public health departments; and providing that the limitation of liability does not apply to intentional tortious conduct or acts or omissions constituting gross negligence.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §55-7-19a, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 7. ACTIONS FOR INJURIES.

§55-7-19a. Civil liability of volunteers who render services for a Public Health Department; limitations on liability; exceptions.

    (a) A person who gratuitously volunteers his or her services in good faith to a Public Health Department may not be held liable for any simple negligence arising from the volunteer’s acts or omissions in providing his or her services or arranging to provide additional care.

    (b) The limitation of liability established by this section does not apply to intentional tortious conduct or acts or omissions constituting gross negligence.

 

 

    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide immunity from civil damages for persons who volunteer their services to a Public Health Department.


    This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.

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