Good Samaritan Protection

Reaffirmed January 2024

Revised February 2018, June 2012

Reaffirmed September 2005

Originally approved September 1999 from CR029 (1978)


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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