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Civil Actions - Duty to Render Assistance

Sponsored by:

Delegate Lisanti


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Requiring an individual to provide reasonable assistance to another individual who is under threat of or has incurred serious physical injury if providing assistance does not endanger self or others; establishing a civil penalty of $250 for a violation of the Act; providing civil immunity to an individual who renders reasonable assistance to another individual under the Act subject to certain conditions; and providing for the construction of the Act.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Lisanti
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Good Samaritan
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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March 8, 2018 10:39 A.M.