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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 16, 2020 08:43 PM
From: Senator Michele Brooks
To: All Senate members
Subject: COVID-19 Limited Liability Protections
I will soon be introducing legislation to provide immunity from liability for certain providers and facilities providing medical care to individuals with COVID-19. This legislation will also provide immunity from liability for damages from equipment and other goods used in response to COVID-19.   
We currently find ourselves looking for any and all resources to help the citizens of this Commonwealth; to protect individuals from ever being infected with COVID-19 and to ensure hospitals and healthcare professionals have an adequate supply of equipment and other supplies needed to treat individuals who unfortunately have contracted COVID-19.  The provisions of this legislation will only be applicable to suits that do not rise to the level of gross negligence or reckless and intentional conduct. 
Several states have already enacted similar measures.  It is imperative that we provide adequate protections for our providers and workers.  Flexibility is essential to provide the critical assistance and care required during this unprecedented emergency.

I hope you will join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.



Introduced as SB1181