(745 ILCS 49/55)
Respiratory care practitioner; exemption from civil liability
for emergency care.
A person licensed under
the Respiratory Care Practice Act
or any person licensed as a respiratory
care practitioner in another state or territory, who in good faith provides
emergency care, without a fee, to a victim of an accident at the scene of an
accident or to a victim of a natural disaster, including but not limited to an
earthquake, hurricane, tornado, nuclear attack, or other similar emergency,
shall not, as a result of his or her acts or omissions, except for willful or
wanton misconduct in providing care, be liable for civil damages.
(Source: P.A. 89-607, eff. 1-1-97.)