HB0216 (CH0412)

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2017 Regular Session



Emergency Veterinary Care - Immunity From Liability

Sponsored by:

Delegate Lam


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 412

Synopsis:Providing that prohibitions relating to the practice of veterinary medicine do not apply to emergency veterinary care for which a person may not be held civilly liable; providing immunity from civil liability for specified people providing emergency veterinary aid, care, or assistance to an animal where the owner or custodian is not available to grant permission under specified circumstances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Lam, Afzali, Barve, Chang, Ebersole, Glass, Grammer, Hill, Hixson, Jameson, Kaiser, Krebs, Krimm, Luedtke, McDonough, A. Miller, Morhaim, Patterson, Stein, Waldstreicher, B. Wilson, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0269
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Environment and Transportation  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Animals -see also- Birds; Dogs
Emergency Medical Services
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Statutes:Article - Agriculture
(2-313, 2-314)
Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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November 28, 2017 12:58 P.M.