Definition of Good Samaritan law
Good Samaritan law: A law designed to protect a Good Samaritan from legal liability. Such laws usually specify that whoever in good faith provides emergency (and sometimes non-emergency) medical services shall not be civilly liable unless their acts constitute wanton misconduct. See also Good Samaritan.
Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2016
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