AANS and CNS Endorse the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act
On Oct. 6, Sens. Angus King (I-Maine) and Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-La) introduced the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act (S. 2941). 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, there are many inconsistencies, which may leave physicians vulnerable. Earlier this year, Reps. Raul Ruiz, MD, (D-Calif.) and Larry Bucshon, MD, (R-Ind.) introduced the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act (H.R. 5239) in the House.
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