Montana Good Samaritan Law
Limits on liability for emergency care rendered at scene of accident or emergency.
(1) Any person licensed as a physician and surgeon under the laws
of the state of Montana, any volunteer firefighter or officer of any nonprofit
volunteer fire company, or any other person who in good faith renders emergency
care or assistance without compensation except as provided in subsection (2) at
the scene of an emergency or accident is not liable for any civil damages for
acts or omissions other than damages occasioned by gross negligence or by
willful or wanton acts or omissions by such person in rendering such emergency
care or assistance.
(2) Subsection (1) includes a person properly trained under the laws of this state who operates an ambulance to and from the scene of an emergency or renders emergency medical treatment on a volunteer basis so long as the total reimbursement received for such volunteer services does not exceed 25% of his gross annual income or $3,000 a calendar year, whichever is greater.
(3) If a nonprofit subscription fire company refuses to fight a fire on nonsubscriber property, such refusal does not constitute gross negligence or a willful or wanton act or omission.
(En. Sec. 1, Ch. 93, L. 1963; R.C.M. 1947, 17-410; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 390, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 330, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 133, L. 1987.)
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