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Public Act 096-1169





Public Act 096-1169
HB5918 EnrolledLRB096 19196 AJO 34587 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Good Samaritan Act is amended by adding
Section 71 as follows:
    (745 ILCS 49/71 new)
    Sec. 71. Exemption from civil liability in emergencies
requiring building evacuations. Any person who in good faith
provides emergency care, without fee or compensation, to any
person at the scene of an emergency that necessitates the
evacuation of a building shall not, as a result of his or her
acts or omissions, except willful and wanton misconduct on the
part of the person in providing the emergency care, be liable
to a person to whom such emergency care is provided for civil
damages. This Section shall apply to causes of action accruing
on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
96th General Assembly.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 07/22/2010