Publication Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2014

Many states provide immunity from civil liability to providers and facilities that provide free health care services. Some states may also have provisions in their laws that limit the liability of volunteer health care providers or that may establish mechanisms for free or reduced cost professional malpractice insurance.

This LawAtlas map provides information about the states where health care professionals who provide free services are immune from civil liability, and whether the immunity is limited to state employees. It also provides information about how a provider could lose their immunity.