In 1997, Congress enacted the Volunteers Protection Act (P.L. 105-19; 42 U.S.C. Sec. 14501) to grant immunity from liability for Americans who volunteered their services for a nonprofit organization or a governmental entity. The Cardiac Arrest Survival Act will extend similar liability protections to people who voluntarily acquire or use AEDs to help save victims of sudden cardiac arrest. This immunity from unfair lawsuits will help protect ``Good Samaritans'' who use AEDs to help save the lives of our fellow Americans, as well as businesses and land owners who acquire the devices to make their buildings or offices safer for the public.
Good Samaritan Act - NJSA 2A:62A-1 Immunized from civil liability - Any Good Samaritan rendering care (in good faith and without thought of consideration) at the scene of an accident or emergency or while transporting the victim for further treatment; in a health care facility if your actual duty, including on call duty, doesn’t require a response to a patient emergency situation. Immunity is granted from liability for failure to inform when emergent situation necessitates action in absence of the ability to properly inform the patient or an authorized representative. Not immune from liability are acts or omissions by you in such situations which are determined to involve gross negligence, recklessness or willful misconduct.