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Affirmed: Good Samaritans Have Protection from Lawsuits
Posted on: 12/4/2017

The Illinois Good Samaritan Act has long protected individual health care professionals who provide care for Illinois citizens without compensation.

Good Samaritan protections are often taken for granted, but simply put, this protection comes through hard work and consistent legal advocacy. ISMS has been actively involved in defending against numerous attacks on liability protection for volunteers. 

Just this year, a ruling in the case of Carroll v. Community Health Care Clinic, Inc. upheld the protections established under the Good Samaritan Act. ISMS filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Community Health Care Clinic, and Illinois' Fourth District Appellate Court ruled in our favor!

That’s a win for health care professionals who perform generous and compassionate acts for Illinois residents.

For more information about Illinois’ Good Samaritan Act, download our medical legal guideline, Good Samaritan Act/Free Medical Clinics.

Please note that ISMS cannot provide legal advice, and private legal matters should be referred to your practice attorney. If you have questions, please contact the ISMS Legal Department at 800-782-4767 or send an email.

This ISMS medical legal guideline is a member benefit and is password protected.

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