Re: Re: burns
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 14 Jun 1995 18:05:35 -0400
On Tue, 13 Jun 1995, patrick wilson wrote:
> I agree with this... Another thing to keep in mind is how you are
> protected by the "Good Samaritan" law in the state where the incident
> takes place. Unless you are a medical professional acting in that
> capacity, you are a "Good Samaritan" and these laws are your only
> protection against civil liability and or criminal prosacution.
I like to think that I'm as paranoid as the next person, but I'm wondering
whether anyone has an example of _criminal_ charges being brought against
someone for sloppy first aid. No examples of civil liability needed (I
thoroughly understand greed as a motive for action), but I wonder whether
public officials will prosecute "samaritan" activities.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City