HEALTH AND SAFETY
VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IMMUNITY
39-7705. Costs and fees. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, if a party names as a defendant a health care provider who has immunity pursuant to section 39-7703, Idaho Code, in a suit alleging willful or intentional misconduct or gross negligence arising out of treatment at a free clinic which qualifies for immunity pursuant to section 39-7703, Idaho Code, and the trial judge dismisses the complaint or grants a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, or directs a verdict for a defendant, or grants a defendant’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, or at any point in the proceedings grants a plaintiff’s motion to discontinue the action against the defendant, the defendant shall be entitled to full costs and reasonable attorney’s fees expended in connection with the defendant’s defense of the action. If good reason is shown, the trial judge may suspend the operation of this section.
[39-7705, added 1998, ch. 295, sec. 1, p. 978.]
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