DE SB147 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on June 12 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-06-12 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Immunity from liability for individuals rendering emergency care is addressed in many sections of the Delaware Code. There are several separate statutes providing immunity for specific professions and even for lay individuals providing specific types of assistance. Section 6715 of Title 16 provided immunity to Firemen, policemen or volunteer ambulance or rescue squad members rendering emergency care until it was transferred to ยง 6801 of Title 16 in 1971. Section 3001G of Title 16 provides immunity to peace officers who administer naloxone to an individual whom the officer believes is undergoing an opioid-related drug overdose.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Exemptions From Liability For Individuals Rendering Emergency Care.


Roll Calls

2018-05-01 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-22 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2018-06-12 Signed by Governor
2018-05-01 Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
2018-04-18 Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
2018-03-27 Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House
2018-03-22 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2018-03-22 Amendment SA 1 to SB 147 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2018-03-14 Reported Out of Committee (Corrections & Public Safety) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
2018-03-08 Amendment SA 1 to SB 147 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2018-01-23 Introduced and Assigned to Corrections & Public Safety Committee in Senate

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