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VOLUNTEERS - FIRST AID - Amends existing law to provide immunity from civil
liability to volunteers for administering first aid at a competitive
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1080
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY; AMENDING SECTION 5-330, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 PROVIDE IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LIABILITY TO VOLUNTEERS WHO ADMINISTER FIRST
4 AID AT A COMPETITIVE SPORTING EVENT AND TO DEFINE "COMPETITIVE SPORTING
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 5-330, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 5-330. IMMUNITY OF PERSONS GIVING FIRST AID FROM DAMAGE CLAIM. (1) That
10 no action shall lie or be maintained for civil damages in any court of this
11 state against any person or persons, or group of persons, who in good faith,
12 being at a competitive sporting event, or being at, or stopping at the scene
13 of an accident, offers and administers first aid or medical attention to any
14 person or persons injured in such accident or competitive sporting event
15 unless it can be shown that the person or persons offering or administering
16 first aid, is guilty of gross negligence in the care or treatment of said
17 injured person or persons or has treated them in a grossly negligent manner.
18 The immunity described herein shall cease upon delivery of the injured person
19 to either a generally recognized hospital for treatment of ill or injured per-
20 sons, or upon assumption of treatment in the office or facility of any person
21 undertaking to treat said injured person or persons, or upon delivery of said
22 injured person or persons into custody of an ambulance attendant.
23 (2) As used in this section, "competitive sporting event" means sports
24 conducted as part of a program sponsored by a public or private school that
25 provides instruction in kindergarten through grade twelve (12) or at a public
26 or private college or university or at a community college.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation limits the liability faced by any volunteer who
assists an injured person or persons at a competitive sporting
event and promotes this sort of volunteerism.
Name: John Goedde
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1080