Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 54
Physician Assistants

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-54-20.1

§ 5-54-20.1. Immunity from liability for gratuitous emergency assistance.

No person licensed under the provisions of this chapter or members of the same profession licensed to practice in other states of the United States who voluntarily and gratuitously, and other than in the ordinary course of his or her employment or practice, renders emergency medical assistance to a person in need shall be liable for civil damages for any personal injuries resulting from acts or omissions by those persons in rendering the emergency care that may constitute ordinary negligence. The immunity granted by this section shall not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross, willful, wanton negligence or when the medical assistance is rendered at any hospital, physician’s office, or other healthcare delivery entity where those services are normally rendered.

History of Section.
P.L. 1995, ch. 42, § 2.