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Introduced Version House Bill 4032 History

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H. B. 4032

 

(By Delegates Williams, Shaver and Hartman)

[Introduced January 12, 2012; referred to the

Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]

 

 

 

 

A BILL to amend §55-7-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing immunity from civil liability hospital volunteers who in good faith render emergency care at a hospital, without remuneration, from civil liability for rendering those services.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That §55-7-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE 7. ACTIONS FOR INJURIES.

§55-7-15. Aid to victim of accident and victim of crime; aid by hospital volunteer; immunity from civil liability.

    (a) No person, including a person licensed to practice medicine or dentistry, who in good faith renders emergency care at the scene of an accident or to a victim at the scene of a crime, without remuneration, shall be liable for any civil damages as the result of any act or omission in rendering such emergency care.

    (b) Hospital volunteers who, in good faith and without remuneration, render emergency care to a patient in a hospital shall not be liable for any civil damages as the result of any act or omission in rendering such emergency care.




    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to exempt hospital volunteers who, in good faith render emergency care at a hospital without remuneration, from civil liability for rendering those services.


    Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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