Commenting for this proposal will be open until the close of business on Monday, June 5.
Title of Proposal:
Revision of "Good Samaritan" Statutes for Team Physicians
On behalf of:
Dr. Sterling Ransone
Describe the Idea or Issue:
Under current "Good Samaritan" laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a volunteer team physician could be held liable for care if, IN RETROSPECT, that care is determined to have been non-emergent.
A change in the Code of Virginia expanding the "Good Samaritan" statutes to include liability protection for non-emergent care by volunteer team physicians.
Is a Volunteer Physician for a Team a "Good Samaritan"?
Virginia Medical Law Report; Volume 14, Number1; January 2017
Additional backgroundmaterials in appendix.