Georgia Good Samaritan Act

Code of Georgia, 31-11-8

Liability of persons rendering emergency care; liability of physicians advising ambulance service pursuant to Code Section 31-11-50; limitation to gratuitous services.

  1. Any person, including agents and employees, who is licensed to furnish ambulance service and who in good faith renders emergency care to a person who is a victim of an accident or emergency shall not be liable for any civil damages to such victim as a result of any act or omission by such person in rendering such emergency care to such victim.
  2. A physician shall not be civilly liable for damages resulting from that physician's acting as medical adviser to an ambulance service, pursuant to Code Section 31-11-50, if those damages are not a result of that physician's willful and wanton negligence.
  3. The immunity provided in this Code section shall apply only to those persons who perform the aforesaid emergency services for no remuneration.

 

(Code 1933, 88-3114, enacted by Ga. L. 1972, p. 625, 1; Ga. L. 1982, p. 692, 1, 2.)

 

Code of Georgia 51-1-29

Liability of persons rendering emergency care.

Any person, including any person licensed to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to Article 2 of Chapter 34 of Title 43 and including any person licensed to render services ancillary thereto, who in good faith renders emergency care at the scene of an accident or emergency to the victim or victims thereof without making any charge therefor shall not be liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission by such person in rendering emergency care or as a result of any act or failure to act to provide or arrange for further medical treatment or care for the injured person.

(Ga. L. 1962, p. 534, 1.)