Good Samaritan Law Project

China has another incident and more sharing of stories of the Good Samaritan dangers there.  See the international page.

             Good Samaritans shouldn't have to trade their humanity and altruism for liability.

Our four goals:


1.  Bring attention to the antiquated, inconsistent state laws which had an original purpose of protecting the rescuer, or Good Samaritan, particularly to the National Governor's Association, and provide a forum for discussion about states' laws.


2.  Propose new policy options that can help Good Samaritans in an emergency.


3.  Propose new policy options to make fear of the law for the rescuer not a deterant for acts of assistance to those in need of immediate help; and find a way to care for those who are injured.


4.  Develop a model Good Samaritan Law that will be considered for adoption by all states. 

"The speed, ease and frequency of travel has raised this issue of making state laws uniform when it comes to liability for rescuers. 

You should not have to change your altruism and humanity when you cross a state line."

        -- Victoria Sutton


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The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
Martin Luther King, Jr.