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§ 8331.3. Criminal victim aid good Samaritan civil immunity

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 42 Pa.C.S.A. Judiciary and Judicial ProcedureEffective: December 30, 2003

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 42 Pa.C.S.A. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part VII. Civil Actions and Proceedings
Chapter 83. Particular Rights and Immunities (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter C. Immunities Generally
Effective: December 30, 2003
42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8331.3
§ 8331.3. Criminal victim aid good Samaritan civil immunity
(a) General rule.--Any person who provides or obtains or attempts to provide or obtain assistance for a victim of a personal injury crime at the scene of the personal injury crime or attempted personal injury crime shall not be liable for any civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions in providing or obtaining or attempting to provide or obtain assistance, except any acts or omissions intentionally designed to harm or any acts or omissions that constitute gross negligence or willful, wanton or reckless conduct.
(b) Definitions.--The terms “personal injury crime” and “victim” shall have the same meanings given to them in section 103 of the act of November 24, 1998 (P.L. 882, No. 111),1 known as the Crime Victims Act.

Credits

2000, Dec. 20, P.L. 811, No. 113, § 1, effective in 60 days. Amended 2003, Oct. 31, P.L. 200, No. 31, § 2, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2003].
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Act 2003-31 legislation
Act 2003-31, § 2, rewrote the section, which prior thereto read:
“Any person who provides or obtains or attempts to provide or obtain assistance for a victim of a crime involving death, serious physical injury, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault or indecent assault at the scene of the criminal act or attempted criminal act shall not be liable for any civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions in providing or obtaining or attempting to provide or obtain assistance, except any acts or omissions intentionally designed to harm or any acts or omissions that constitute gross negligence or willful, wanton or reckless conduct.”

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18 P.S. § 11.103.
42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8331.3, PA ST 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8331.3
Current through 2017 Regular Session Acts 1 to 43, 45 and 49
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