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Short Titles as Introduced

Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2020

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/13/2020Introduced in House

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03/13/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/13/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/13/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce03/13/2020 Referred to
House Judiciary03/13/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/13/2020)

Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2020

This bill extends liability protection for harm caused by acts or omissions by volunteer health care professionals in the course of providing certain health care services during specified public-health or national emergencies or major disasters. However, such liability protection shall not apply if (1) the harm was caused by 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 health care professional provided services under the influence of alcohol or an intoxicating drug.