Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Endorses Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act

On April 25, Reps. Raul Ruiz, MD, (D-Calif.) and Larry Bucshon, MD, (R-Ind.) introduced the H.R. 2819, the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act. This legislation offers health professionals providing voluntary care in response to a federally declared disaster with medical liability protections. While federal and state laws are intended to protect volunteer health professionals from unwarranted lawsuits, many inconsistencies may leave physicians vulnerable.

Click here to read the AANS and the CNS letter and here to read the Health Coalition on Liability and Access letter.