Bill Introduced to Expand Nevada's "Good Samaritan" Law


Nevada Legislators introduced Bill AB200 on March 5, aimed at expanding Nevada's "Good Samaritan" Law. Under existing law in Nevada, many medical professionals are shielded from civil liability for rendering care, gratuitously and in good faith, in emergency situations. Exceptions to such liability exist where the health care provider already has a patient/physician relationship with an individual or where a medical professional is grossly negligent, reckless or engages in willful and wanton conduct.

The new legislation expands this protection to psychologists and expands protection to medical professionals who render care in good faith to help victims of natural and man-made disasters.

KRNV-TV reported that the Bill was challenged as too vague by Graham Galloway of the Nevada Justice Association, representing trial lawyers.