[587D-5] Immunity. (a) A hospital with responsibility for performing duties under this chapter, any health care provider, or hospital personnel working at the hospital, a fire station and any firefighter or fire personnel, a police station and any police officer or police personnel, and emergency services personnel acting in good faith in receiving a newborn child shall be immune from:

(1) Any criminal liability that otherwise might result from their actions; and

(2) Any civil liability that otherwise might result from merely receiving a newborn child.

(b) A hospital performing duties under this chapter and any health care provider or hospital personnel working at the hospital, a fire station and any firefighter or fire personnel, a police station and any police officer or police personnel, and any emergency services personnel who are mandated reporters under section 350-1.1 shall be immune from any criminal or civil liability that otherwise might result from the failure to make a report under section 350-1.1 if the person is acting in good faith in complying with this chapter. [L Sp 2007, c 7, pt of 2]

 

 

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