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Chapter 191

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  *191.1110.  Immunity from liability, when — no compensation to be received — certain military personnel deemed licensed. — 1.  (1)  No licensed health care provider who engages in the voluntary provision of health care services within the limits of the person's license, certificate, or authorization to any patient of a sponsoring organization shall be liable for any civil damages for any act or omission resulting from the rendering of such services, unless the act or omission was the result of such person's gross deviation from the ordinary standard of care or willful misconduct.

  (2)  The volunteer licensee who is providing free care shall not receive compensation of any type, directly or indirectly, or any benefits of any type whatsoever, or any consideration of any nature, from any person for the free care.  Nor shall such service be a part of the provider's training or assignment.

  (3)  The volunteer licensee shall be acting within the scope of such license, certification, or authority.

  (4)  A health care licensee providing free health care shall not engage in activities at a clinic, or at the health care licensee's office, if the activities are performed on behalf of the sponsoring organization, unless such activities are authorized by the appropriate authorities to be performed at the clinic or office and the clinic or office is in compliance with all applicable regulations.

  2.  For purposes of this section, any commissioned or contract medical officer or dentist serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces and assigned to duty as a practicing, commissioned, or contract medical officer or dentist at any military hospital or medical facility owned and operated by the United States government shall be deemed to be licensed.

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(L. 2013 S.B. 129)

*Effective 10-11-13, see § 21.250.  S.B. 129 was vetoed July 3, 2013. The veto was overridden on September 11, 2013.


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