Nebraska Revised Statute 25-21,186

Chapter 25


Emergency care at scene of emergency; persons relieved of civil liability, when.

No person who renders emergency care at the scene of an accident or other emergency gratuitously, shall be held liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission by such person in rendering the emergency care or as a result of any act or failure to act to provide or arrange for medical treatment or care for the injured person.


  • Laws 1961, c. 110, § 1, p. 349;
  • Laws 1971, LB 458, § 1;
  • R.S.1943, (1979), § 25-1152.


  • This section does not apply to a police officer responding to the scene of an automobile accident because his conduct was not gratuitous. Drake v. Drake, 260 Neb. 530, 618 N.W.2d 650 (2000).