H.R.3586 - Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] (Introduced 12/07/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||12/14/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.|
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Summary: H.R.3586 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/07/2011)
Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2011 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide that a health care professional shall not be liable under federal or state law for harm caused by any act or omission if: (1) the professional is serving as a volunteer for purposes of responding to a disaster; and (2) the act or omission occurs during the period of the disaster, in the professional's capacity as such a volunteer, and in a good faith belief that the individual being treated is in need of health care services.
Makes exceptions where: (1) the harm was caused by an act or omission constituting willful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, reckless misconduct, or a conscious flagrant indifference to the rights or safety of the individual harmed; or (2) the professional rendered the health care services under the influence of intoxicating alcohol or an intoxicating drug.