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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 45, PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

    Chapter 9: State Board of Medical Examiners; advisory committee.

      Section: 45:9-27.18a: Response to emergencies; immunity from civil damages.

          12. a. A physician assistant licensed in this State, or licensed or authorized to practice in any other jurisdiction of the United States or credentialed as a physician assistant by a federal employer, who is responding to a need for medical care created by an emergency or a State or local disaster, excluding an emergency situation that occurs in the place of the physician assistant's employment, may render such care as the physician assistant is able to provide without supervision, or with such supervision as is available.

b. A physician who supervises a physician assistant providing medical care in response to an emergency or a State or local disaster shall not be required to meet the requirements set forth for a supervising physician in P.L.1991, c.378 (C.45:9-27.10 et seq.).

c. (1) A physician assistant licensed in this State, or licensed or authorized to practice in any other jurisdiction of the United States, who voluntarily and gratuitously, and other than in the ordinary course of employment or practice, renders emergency medical assistance, shall not be liable for civil damages for any personal injury that results from an act or omission by the physician assistant in rendering emergency care that may constitute ordinary negligence.

(2) A physician who supervises a physician assistant voluntarily and gratuitously providing emergency care as described in this subsection shall not be liable for civil damages for any personal injury that results from an act or omission by the physician assistant rendering emergency care.

d. The immunity granted under subsection c. of this section shall not apply to an act or omission constituting gross, willful, or wanton negligence or when the medical assistance is rendered at a hospital, physician's office, or other health care delivery entity where those services are normally rendered.

L.2015, c.224, s.12.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2016-02-03 09:13:20.






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