H.R.1876 - Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] (Introduced 04/04/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/14/2018 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1876 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/04/2017)
Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017
This bill 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.
This protection from liability does not apply if: (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.