Panel Passes Bateman Bill to Protect Emergency Squads From Being Sued

The New Jersey Senate Law & Public Safety Committee unanimously passed today Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman’s bill S-2165 to make first aid, ambulance or rescue companies immune from certain civil damages.

“Emergency squads can be empowered knowing that they will not be sued for doing whatever it takes to try and save lives and prevent injuries,” said Bateman (R-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset). “This bill assures that they are not liable for any civil damages after rendering good-faith life support services.”

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