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§ 1‑539.10.  Immunityfrom civil liability for volunteers.

(a)        A volunteer whoperforms services for a charitable organization or a volunteer engaged inproviding emergency services is not liable in civil damages for any acts oromissions resulting in any injury, death, or loss to person or property arisingfrom the volunteer services rendered if:

(1)        The volunteer wasacting in good faith and the services rendered were reasonable under thecircumstances; and

(2)        The acts oromissions do not amount to gross negligence, wanton conduct, or intentionalwrongdoing.

(3)        The acts oromissions did not occur while the volunteer was operating or responsible forthe operation of a motor vehicle.

(b)        To the extent thatany charitable organization or volunteer has liability insurance, thatcharitable organization or volunteer shall be deemed to have waived thequalified immunity herein to the extent of indemnification by insurance for thenegligence by any volunteer.

(c)        Nothing hereinshall be construed to alter the standard of care requirement or liability ofpersons rendering professional services. (1987, c. 505, s. 1(2); 2005‑273, s. 1.)