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Title

Profession

Summary

Liability: Donation of Food

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who, in good faith, donates food to a charitable organization will not be held legally responsible for damages incurred due to the food. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

745 ILCS 50/3

Liability: Emergency Care during Evacuation of Building

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency that requires the evacuation of a building will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

745 ILCS 49/71

Good Samaritan Law: Emergency Care by Professional or Practical Nurse

Nurse,

A licensed professional or practical nurse who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

745 ILCS 49/35

Liability: Dentist Provided Vaccinations

Dentist,

A dentist who, without compensation, administers vaccinations at a public health clinic will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

745 ILCS 49/20(b)

Liability: CPR

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who is trained in CPR and, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency CPR will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with intent to cause harm.,

745 ILCS 49/10

Liability: Use of an AED

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care by the use of an AED will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. The person must follow their AED training in order to have this section apply.,

745 ILCS 49/12

Good Samaritan Law: Respiratory Care Practitioner

Other Medical Professional,

A licensed respiratory care practitioner who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an accident or disaster will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

745 ILCS 49/55

Liability: Disaster Relief Volunteer

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Firefighter, Dentist, Pharmacist,

A disaster relief volunteer who, in good faith and without compensation, provides health care services during a disaster will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This section applies only during or within 10 days following the end of a disaster.,

745 ILCS 49/68

Liability: Dispensing of Opioid Antagonist

Pharmacist,

A licensed pharmacist who, in good faith, dispense or administers an opioid antagonist will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

745 ILCS 49/36

Liability: Employer or Employee

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An employer or employee who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care to an employee will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

745 ILCS 49/75

Good Samaritan Law: Dentist

Dentist,

A dentist who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an accident will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

745 ILCS 49/15

Good Samaritan Law: Physician Assistant

Other Medical Professional,

A licensed physician assistant who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

745 ILCS 49/46

Liability: Law Enforcement, Firefighter, or EMT

Emergency Medical Services Professional, Firefighter, Law Enforcement,

A law enforcement officer, firefighter, or EMT who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

745 ILCS 49/70

Liability: Emergency Care at a Coal Mine

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Emergency Medical Services Professional,

An EMT, registered nurse, or physician assistant who, in good faith, provides emergency care in or about a coal mine will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

410 ILCS 15/8(b)

Good Samaritan Law: Veterinarian

Veterinarian,

A licensed veterinarian who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care to a human at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

745 ILCS 49/60

Liability: Advanced Practice Nurse

Nurse,

A licensed advanced practice nurse who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

745 ILCS 49/34

Liability: Firefighter

Firefighter,

A firefighter, paid or volunteer, who causes injuries or damage or enters property without permission while performing their duties will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with intent to cause harm. A fire district or organization can be held legally responsible for acts by firefighters working on their behalf.,

740 ILCS 75/1

Good Samaritan Law

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

225 ILCS 65/50-40

Liability: Physician Instructions to Another Medical Practitioner

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional,

A physician who, in good faith, provides instructions to an EMT, nurse, or physician assistant will not be held legally responsible for damage as a result of their instructions. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

410 ILCS 15/8(a)

Good Samaritan Law: Physician

Physician,

A licensed physician who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

745 ILCS 49/25

Liability: Professional or Practical Nurse

Nurse,

A licensed professional or practical nurse who, without compensation, provides nursing services will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

745 ILCS 49/40

Good Samaritan Law: Optometrist

Physician,

A licensed optometrist who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an accident will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

A licensed physician, chiropractor, or medical or chiropractic student who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Liability: Professional Engineer, Architect, Land Surveyor, or Structural Engineer

Other Volunteer,

A professional engineer, architect, land surveyor, or structural engineer who, in good faith and without compensation, provides their services in response to a disaster will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This section only applies during or within 60 days after the end of a disaster.,

745 ILCS 49/72

Good Samaritan Law: Physical Therapist

Other Medical Professional,

A licensed physical therapist who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

745 ILCS 49/45

Liability: Certified First Aid

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual certified in first aid by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the National Safety Council who, in good faith and without compensation, provides first aid will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

745 ILCS 49/67

Good Samaritan Law: Podiatrist

Other Medical Professional,

A licensed podiatrist who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an accident or a nuclear attack will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

745 ILCS 49/50

License Reciprocity

Title

Profession

Summary

License Reciprocity: Volunteer Health Practitioner

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, an out-of-state licensed volunteer health practitioner who is registered with a registration system can practice in Illinois as if licensed in the state.,

225 ILCS 140/6

License Reciprocity: Veterinarian or Veterinarian Technician

Veterinarian,

A veterinarian or veterinarian technician who is licensed in good standing in another state and responds to a request for assistance during an emergency or disaster can be granted a temporary licensure waiver to practice in Illinois.,

225 ILCS 115/4(15.5)

Scope of Practice

Title

Profession

Summary

Scope of Practice: Volunteer Health Practitioner during Disaster

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency can limit or restrict the duration of practice, the geographical areas of practice, the types of practitioners, and other matters relating to volunteer health and veterinary practitioners.,

225 ILCS 140/4

Scope of Practice: Volunteer Health or Veterinary Practitioner

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An out-of-state licensed volunteer health or veterinary practitioner must follow the scope of practice of a similarly licensed practitioner in Illinois. This does not allow a practitioner to practice outside of their personal scope of practice. A proclamation can be made to alter or limit the scope of practice of a practitioner.,

225 ILCS 140/8

Workers' Benefits

Title

Profession

Summary

Workers' Benefits: State Employee Volunteer Leave

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An employee of Illinois, who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross or Illinois Emergency Management Agency, is entitled to leave with regular pay and without loss to seniority, pay, vacation time, compensatory time, personal days, sick time, or earned overtime accumulation to participate in disaster relief operations upon request of the American Red Cross or Illinois Emergency Management Agency. This is limited to 20 working days in a 12 month period either consecutively or nonconsecutively .,

5 ILCS 335/3

Workers' Benefits: Local Government Employee Volunteer Leave

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An employee of a local government, who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross or Illinois Emergency Management Agency, is entitled to leave with regular pay and without loss to seniority, pay, vacation time, compensatory time, personal days, sick time, or earned overtime accumulation to participate in disaster relief operations upon request of the American Red Cross or Illinois Emergency Management Agency. This is limited to 20 working days in a 12 month period either consecutively or nonconsecutively .,

50 ILCS 122/15

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

A volunteer who is over 18 years of age, not compensated, appointed and enrolled by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency or Emergency Services and Disaster Agency to perform disaster response functions, and is injured or killed while participating in disaster response or training will receive workers' compensation.,

29 Ill. Adm. Code 301.620

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer Health or Veterinary Practitioner

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

A volunteer health or veterinary practitioner who is over 18 years of age, not compensated, appointed and enrolled by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency or Emergency Services and Disaster Agency to perform disaster response functions, and is injured or killed while participating in disaster response or training is entitled to workers' compensation.,

225 ILCS 140/11