Lawmakers Propose Bills To Expand Liability Protections in California
California lawmakers have introduced three bills aimed at expanding good Samaritan liability protections for people who assist in emergency situations, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The legislation comes in response to a California Supreme Court ruling last month that restricted liability protections to people who provide medical care in emergency situations, not for helping to remove someone from an accident.
In addition, Assembly member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) has introduced a "spot bill" with the intention of negotiating a compromise that would expand liability protections for people who provide emergency assistance and deter careless acts (Sanders, Sacramento Bee, 1/14).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.