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90_SB0587enr 745 ILCS 49/42 new 745 ILCS 49/42.5 new Amends the Good Samaritan Act. Provides that an optometrist who provides emergency care without fee to a victim at the scene of an accident shall not be liable for civil damages. Provides that a person licensed under the Optometric Practice Act who provides certain services at a free optometric clinic shall not be liable for civil damages. LRB900078NTcw SB587 Enrolled LRB900078NTcw 1 AN ACT to amend the Good Samaritan Act by adding Section 2 42. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Good Samaritan Act is amended by adding 6 Section 42 as follows: 7 (745 ILCS 49/42 new) 8 Sec. 42. Optometrists; exemption from civil liability for 9 emergency care. Any optometrist or any person licensed as a 10 optometrist in any other state or territory of the United 11 States who in good faith provides emergency care without fee 12 to a victim of an accident at the scene of an accident shall 13 not, as a result of his or her acts or omissions, except 14 willful or wanton misconduct on the part of the person, in 15 providing the care, be liable for civil damages.
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