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Panel passes bill to encourage Good Samaritan acts

"Nothing should hold back people from trying to save a life"

States News Service

WASHINGTON — The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee unanimously passed today legislation created by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset) to encourage Good Samaritan acts.

"People need to know they are fully protected if they try to rescue another person during an emergency or crime," Bateman said. "They should not pay for risking their lives and health to try to save others."

Full story: Panel passes bill to encourage Good Samaritan acts

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EMS Roaddocs Illinois EMS Roaddocs Illinois Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:55:51 PM We support training bystanders to act. This is one fear most people stop for- fear of getting screwed for doing the right thing when the chips are down. 2 likes.
Kiriki Ao Kiriki Ao Saturday, February 02, 2013 2:00:35 PM Does this bill account for people who perform a skill that is incorrect or unnecessary that may cause harm?
Patti Thompson Patti Thompson Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:42:18 AM Like this!
Steve Mosias Steve Mosias Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:50:44 AM We train the First Responder. Ask

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