604A.01 GOOD SAMARITAN LAW.
Subdivision 1. Duty to assist. A person at the scene of an emergency who knows that another
person is exposed to or has suffered grave physical harm shall, to the extent that the person can
do so without danger or peril to self or others, give reasonable assistance to the exposed person.
Reasonable assistance may include obtaining or attempting to obtain aid from law enforcement or
medical personnel. A person who violates this subdivision is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
Subd. 2. General immunity from liability. (a) A person who, without compensation or the
expectation of compensation, renders emergency care, advice, or assistance at the scene of an
emergency or during transit to a location where professional medical care can be rendered, is
not liable for any civil damages as a result of acts or omissions by that person in rendering the
emergency care, advice, or assistance, unless the person acts in a willful and wanton or reckless
manner in providing the care, advice, or assistance. This subdivision does not apply to a person
rendering emergency care, advice, or assistance during the course of regular employment, and
receiving compensation or expecting to receive compensation for rendering the care, advice, or