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Updated ISMS Resource Clarifies Civil Liability Protections for Those Who Volunteer
Posted on: 11/13/2020

The Good Samaritan Act was developed to shield those who volunteer their time and talents to help others. As volunteer health professionals quickly mobilized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to understand Illinois' law from a medical liability standpoint. 

ISMS’ updated medical legal guideline, Free Medical Clinics, Charitable Care Clinics & the Good Samaritan Act, explains the exemptions from civil liability for volunteers and free medical clinics, including referrals from these clinics. The resource also covers how to avoid medical liability, how voluntary contributions must be used, and important notices and forms.

If you have questions, please contact ISMS' legal division by email

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