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(745 ILCS 51/) Good Samaritan Medical Equipment Donor Act.

745 ILCS 51/1

    (745 ILCS 51/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Good Samaritan Medical Equipment Donor Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-183, eff. 1-1-12.)

745 ILCS 51/5

    (745 ILCS 51/5)
    Sec. 5. Donor's immunity from liability.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), no natural person who in good faith donates medical equipment or medical supplies to a veterinarian school or licensed veterinarian for use by the veterinarian school for school use or by the licensed veterinarian in that person's veterinary practice shall be liable in any civil action based on the theory of warranty, negligence, or strict liability in tort for damages incurred resulting from the use of the medical equipment or medical supplies due to the nature, age, condition, or packaging of the medical equipment or medical supplies. For purposes of this Act, the term "medical supplies" does not include medications.
    (b) The immunity provided in subsection (a) shall not apply where it is shown that the donation of the medical equipment or medical supplies was a willful, wanton, or reckless act of the donor.
(Source: P.A. 97-183, eff. 1-1-12.)