H.R.865 - Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] (Introduced 02/11/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.865 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/11/2015)
Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2015
Amends the Public Health Service Act to shield a health care professional from liability under federal or state law for harm caused by any act or omission if: (1) the professional is serving as a volunteer in response to a disaster; and (2) the act or omission occurs during the period of the disaster, in the professional's capacity as 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 alcohol or an intoxicating drug.