COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS ACT
31-4812. Immunity and conditions of liability in providing emergency communications service. In order to further the purposes of this chapter, and to encourage the development of consolidated emergency communications systems, the legislature finds that telecommunications providers making available consolidated emergency communications systems and related services shall not be subject to liability in conjunction with providing such services except on the terms stated below.
(1) No telecommunications provider shall be liable to any person for the good faith release to emergency communications system personnel of information not in the public record including, but not limited to, nonpublished or nonlisted telephone numbers.
(2) A telecommunications provider making available emergency communications systems or services, and its employees and agents, shall not be liable in tort to any person for damages alleged to have been caused by the design, development, installation, maintenance or provision of consolidated emergency communications systems or services, unless such entities or persons act with malice or criminal intent, or commit reckless, willful and wanton conduct.
(3) For the purposes of this section, "reckless, willful and wanton conduct" is defined as an intentional and knowing action, or failure to act, creating an unreasonable risk of harm to another, and which involves a high degree of probability that such harm will result.
[31-4812, added 1990, ch. 221, sec. 1, p. 588; am. 2003, ch. 290, sec. 8, p. 791.]