Good Samaritan Protection

Revised and approved by the ACEP Board of Directors February 2018, June 2012

Reaffirmed by the ACEP Board of Directors September 2005

Originally approved as Council Resolution CR029 September 1978 and approved as a policy statement September 1999


The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) supports good samaritan protection legislation designed to reduce liability exposure.  ACEP also supports the extension of existing good samaritan legislation to provide protection from liability for emergency physicians who respond to emergencies outside the emergency department, including but not limited to in-hospital and out-of-hospital emergencies, mass casualty incidents, and other disasters.

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