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H.R. 865: Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2015

Title: Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2015

Introduced: Feb 11, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Marsha W. Blackburn [R-TN7]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Summary: Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2015 Amends the Public Health Service Act to shield a health care professional from liability under federal or state law for harm caused by any act or omission if: (1) the professional is serving as a volunteer in response to a disaster; and (2) the act or omission occurs during the period of the disaster, in the professional's capacity as a volunteer, and in a good faith belief that the individual being treated is in need of health care services. Makes exceptions where: (1) the harm was caused by an act or omission constituting willful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, reckless misconduct, or a conscious flagrant indifference to the rights or safety of the individual harmed; or (2) the professional rendered the health care services under the influence of alcohol or an intoxicating drug.

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