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2009 Florida Statutes

Volunteer team physicians; immunity.
Section 768.135, Florida Statutes 2009

768.135  Volunteer team physicians; immunity.--Any person licensed to practice medicine pursuant to chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 460, chapter 461, or chapter 466:

(1)  Who is acting in the capacity of a volunteer team physician in attendance at an athletic event sponsored by a public or private elementary or secondary school; and

(2)  Who gratuitously and in good faith prior to the athletic event agrees to render emergency care or treatment to any participant in such event in connection with an emergency arising during or as the result of such event, without objection of such participant,

shall not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of such care or treatment or as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment when such care or treatment was rendered as a reasonably prudent person similarly licensed to practice medicine would have acted under the same or similar circumstances.

History.--s. 1, ch. 80-263; s. 483, ch. 81-259; s. 2, ch. 88-257.