HB1549 EnrolledLRB097 06748 AJO 46836 b

1    AN ACT concerning civil law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Good Samaritan Act is amended by changing
5Section 10 as follows:
6    (745 ILCS 49/10)
7    Sec. 10. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; exemption from
8civil liability for emergency care. Any person trained
9currently certified in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation who
10has successfully completed training in accordance with the
11standards of the American Red Cross or the American Heart
12Association and complies with generally recognized standards,
13and who in good faith, not for compensation, provides emergency
14cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with his or her
15training to a person who is an apparent victim of acute
16cardiopulmonary insufficiency shall not, as the result of his
17or her acts or omissions in providing resuscitation, be liable
18for civil damages, unless the acts or omissions constitute
19willful and wanton misconduct.
20(Source: P.A. 89-607, eff. 1-1-97; 90-742, eff. 8-13-98.)
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.