Texas law: Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 74.151
Statute: Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 74.151
Law Type: Good Samaritan
Enacted on: 2007-06-15
Law type: Good Samaritan
A person who in good faith administers emergency care is not liable in civil damages for an act performed during the emergency unless the act is willfully or wantonly negligent, including a person who: (1) administers emergency care using an AED; or (2) administers emergency care as a volunteer who is a first responder.
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