Louisiana law: LSA-R.S. 9:2793

Statute: LSA-R.S. 9:2793

Law Type: Good Samaritan

Status: Enacted

No person who in good faith gratuitously renders emergency care, including the use of an AED shall be liable for any civil damages. This Section shall not exempt from liability those individuals who intentionally or by grossly negligent acts or omissions cause damages to another individual. This immunity shall be personal to the individual rendering such care or service or furnishing such transportation and shall not inure to the benefit of any employer or other person legally responsible for the acts or omissions of such individual, nor shall it inure to the benefit of any insurer.

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