AED Legal Analysis for Hawaii
Good Samaritan protections extended to rescuer, AED provider and employees, trainers, and medical directors.
|Statute||Law Type||Effective Date||Abstract|
|HRS § 663-1.5||Good Samaritan||1998-07-14||The law limits civil liability under certain circumstances of use, or an attempted use, of an AED. Any person who provides an AED will not be vicariously liable for any civil damages resulting from any act or omission of the persons or employees who, in good faith and without remuneration or the expectation of remuneration, attempt to resuscitate a person in immediate danger of loss of life by administering an AED, except as may result from a person's or employer's gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions.|
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