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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_50B > GS_50B-5

§50B‑5.  Emergency assistance.

(a)        A person whoalleges that he or she or a minor child has been the victim of domesticviolence may request the assistance of a local law enforcement agency. Thelocal law enforcement agency shall respond to the request for assistance assoon as practicable. The local law enforcement officer responding to therequest for assistance may take whatever steps are reasonably necessary toprotect the complainant from harm and may advise the complainant of sources ofshelter, medical care, counseling and other services. Upon request by thecomplainant and where feasible, the law enforcement officer may transport thecomplainant to appropriate facilities such as hospitals, magistrates' offices,or public or private facilities for shelter and accompany the complainant tohis or her residence, within the jurisdiction in which the request forassistance was made, so that the complainant may remove food, clothing,medication and such other personal property as is reasonably necessary to enablethe complainant and any minor children who are presently in the care of thecomplainant to remain elsewhere pending further proceedings.

(b)        In providing theassistance authorized by subsection (a), no officer may be held criminally orcivilly liable on account of reasonable measures taken under authority ofsubsection (a). (1979, c. 561, s. 1; 1985, c. 113, s. 5; 1999‑23,s. 6.)

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_50B > GS_50B-5

§50B‑5.  Emergency assistance.

(a)        A person whoalleges that he or she or a minor child has been the victim of domesticviolence may request the assistance of a local law enforcement agency. Thelocal law enforcement agency shall respond to the request for assistance assoon as practicable. The local law enforcement officer responding to therequest for assistance may take whatever steps are reasonably necessary toprotect the complainant from harm and may advise the complainant of sources ofshelter, medical care, counseling and other services. Upon request by thecomplainant and where feasible, the law enforcement officer may transport thecomplainant to appropriate facilities such as hospitals, magistrates' offices,or public or private facilities for shelter and accompany the complainant tohis or her residence, within the jurisdiction in which the request forassistance was made, so that the complainant may remove food, clothing,medication and such other personal property as is reasonably necessary to enablethe complainant and any minor children who are presently in the care of thecomplainant to remain elsewhere pending further proceedings.

(b)        In providing theassistance authorized by subsection (a), no officer may be held criminally orcivilly liable on account of reasonable measures taken under authority ofsubsection (a). (1979, c. 561, s. 1; 1985, c. 113, s. 5; 1999‑23,s. 6.)


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_50B > GS_50B-5

§50B‑5.  Emergency assistance.

(a)        A person whoalleges that he or she or a minor child has been the victim of domesticviolence may request the assistance of a local law enforcement agency. Thelocal law enforcement agency shall respond to the request for assistance assoon as practicable. The local law enforcement officer responding to therequest for assistance may take whatever steps are reasonably necessary toprotect the complainant from harm and may advise the complainant of sources ofshelter, medical care, counseling and other services. Upon request by thecomplainant and where feasible, the law enforcement officer may transport thecomplainant to appropriate facilities such as hospitals, magistrates' offices,or public or private facilities for shelter and accompany the complainant tohis or her residence, within the jurisdiction in which the request forassistance was made, so that the complainant may remove food, clothing,medication and such other personal property as is reasonably necessary to enablethe complainant and any minor children who are presently in the care of thecomplainant to remain elsewhere pending further proceedings.

(b)        In providing theassistance authorized by subsection (a), no officer may be held criminally orcivilly liable on account of reasonable measures taken under authority ofsubsection (a). (1979, c. 561, s. 1; 1985, c. 113, s. 5; 1999‑23,s. 6.)

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