Do Immunity Statutes Protect Rescue Squads?

First responders may not be protected from civil damages for negligence despite immunity laws

, New Jersey Law Journal


In a case of first impression in New Jersey, the Supreme Court held that while the Emergency Medical Services Act (EMS Act) and Good Samaritan Act provide immunity to officers and members of a rescue squad for civil damages, the plain language of those statutes does not provide immunity to a rescue squad as an entity.

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