SB 380 Provides for immunity from liability for certain health care professionals deployed during a state of emergency
Sponsor: Koster
LR Number: 1652S.01I Fiscal Note: 1652-01
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/26/2007 - Voted Do Pass S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 380 - Current law states that any health care professional licensed, registered, or certified in this state may be deployed to provide care in the event of a declared emergency, subject to approval by the state emergency management agency. This act provides that any health care professional licensed, registered, or certified in any state who volunteers may be deployed to provide emergency care. This act also provides that health care professionals deployed by the governor shall be immune from civil liability in the delivery of health care necessitated by the emergency, except for willful or wanton acts or omissions.

This act is similar to SCS/SB 889 (2006) and SCS/HB 1118 (2006).

CHRIS HOGERTY