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  • NJ A2343
  • Provides that Good Samaritans are not required to pay for ambulance service if injured while rendering emergency care.
Introduced
(2/4/2016)
In Committee
(2/4/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that any person who receives ambulance service as the result of an injury incurred while rendering or attempting to render good faith emergency care and would be eligible to receive immunity under the "Good Samaritan Act" would not be required to pay the cost of that ambulance service. In order to encourage individuals to render assistance at accident scenes, New Jersey has adopted "Good Samaritan" acts to provide civil immunity for individuals who in good faith render care at the scene of an accident or in an emergency. In its present form, the "Good Samaritan Act" provides immunity to: (1) any individual, including health care professionals; (2) the members of volunteer first aid, rescue, and ambulance squads; (3) municipal, county and State law enforcement officers; (4) municipal, county, or State firefighters, whether volunteer or paid; and (5) licensed health care professionals, emergency medical technicians, and mobile intensive care paramedics whose duty does not require a response to a patient emergency situation. This bill ensures that any person who is injured while rendering care at the scene of an accident is not required to pay for the cost of any ambulance service needed due to that injury.
Homeland Security and State Preparedness
Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Hearing (19:00 2/13/2017 )  (on 2/13/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/13/2017 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Hearing (19:00 2/13/2017 )
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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