Q. Can I be sued for providing CPR or First Aid?
You are protected by the
Good Samaritan Law
as long as you do what a normal prudent person would
do in an emergency situation. This means: Donít go weird and try to perform invasive procedures, such as
cutting open the throat and sticking in a straw to help someone breathe or doing compressions over the
throat. Unfortunately you can be sued, but not successfully, as long as you only do what is within your
scope of training.
if some one is not in your care, you must ask permission of the responsive victim if you can help.
If they are unresponsive,
you have implied consent.
CPR Rescuers, the National Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), the National Safety Council, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross will all stand behind you if you follow these guidelines.