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60-5503. Healthcare provider immunity; COVID-19 public health emergency; exclusions. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as provided in subsection (c), a healthcare provider is immune from civil liability for damages, administrative fines or penalties for acts, omissions, healthcare decisions or the rendering of or the failure to render healthcare services, including services that are altered, delayed or withheld, as a direct response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

(b) The provisions of this section shall apply to any claims for damages or liability that arise out of or relate to acts, omissions or healthcare decisions occurring between March 12, 2020, and March 31, 2022, related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

(c) (1) The provisions of this section shall not apply to civil liability when it is established that the act, omission or healthcare decision constituted gross negligence or willful, wanton or reckless conduct.

(2) The provisions of this section shall not apply to healthcare services not related to COVID-19 that have not been altered, delayed or withheld as a direct response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

History: L. 2020, ch. 1, § 10 (Special Session); L. 2021, ch. 14, § 4; April 1.


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