H.R. 3586 (112th): Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2011

Introduced:
Dec 07, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Clifford “Cliff” Stearns
Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Dec 07, 2011
Length
6 pages
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Status

This bill was introduced on December 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 07, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 07, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster.

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Cosponsors
21 cosponsors (20R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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12/7/2011--Introduced.
Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2011 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide that a health care professional shall not be liable under federal or state law for harm caused by any act or omission if:
(1) the professional is serving as a volunteer for purposes of responding to a disaster; and
(2) the act or omission occurs during the period of the disaster, in the professional's capacity as such a volunteer, and in a good faith belief that the individual being treated is in need of health care services.
Makes exceptions where: (1) the harm was caused by an act or omission constituting willful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, reckless misconduct, or a conscious flagrant indifference to the rights or safety of the individual harmed; or (2) the professional rendered the health care services under the influence of intoxicating alcohol or an intoxicating drug.

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