California law: Cal.Civ.Code § 1714.21

Statute: Cal.Civ.Code § 1714.21

Law Type: Good Samaritan

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2018-02-14

Law type: Good Samaritan

Summary:
The law limits civil liability under certain circumstances of use, or an attempted use, of an AED. Any person who, in good faith and not for compensation, renders emergency care or treatment by the use of an AED at the scene of an emergency is not liable for any civil damages resulting from any acts or omissions in rendering the emergency care; A person or entity that acquires an AED for emergency use pursuant to this section is not liable for any civil damages resulting from any acts or omissions in the rendering of the emergency care by use of an AED, if that person or entity has complied with subdivision (b) of Section 1797.196 of the Health and Safety Code. (Updated Jan. 12, 2016 based on new changes to law effective Jan. 1, 2016).


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