THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY FARNESE, FOLMER, FONTANA, BROWNE, RAFFERTY, ORIE, TARTAGLIONE, WARD, EICHELBERGER, WAUGH, SOLOBAY, BOSCOLA, WILLIAMS, EARLL AND M. WHITE, MARCH 4, 2011
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, MARCH 4, 2011
Amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for
nonmedical good Samaritan civil immunity.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 8332(b)(2) of Title 42 of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
§ 8332. Nonmedical good Samaritan civil immunity.
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(2) In order for any person to receive the benefit of
the exemption from civil liability provided for in subsection
(a), he shall [be], at the time of rendering the emergency
care, first aid or rescue or moving the person receiving
emergency care, first aid or rescue to a hospital or other
place of medical care, meet one of the following:
(i) Be the holder of a current certificate
evidencing the successful completion of a course in first
aid, advanced life saving or basic life support sponsored
by the American National Red Cross or the American Heart
Association or an equivalent course of instruction
approved by the Department of Health in consultation with
a technical committee of the Pennsylvania Emergency
Health Services Council and must be performing techniques
and employing procedures consistent with the nature and
level of the training for which the certificate has been
(ii) Possess a reasonable belief that the
circumstances would result in the death or serious bodily
injury of the victim if no action is taken.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.