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65-442. Limited liability for medical care facilities and certain duly appointed officials thereof; good faith requirement. (a) There shall be no liability on the part of, and no action for damages shall arise against, any duly appointed member of the governing board or the duly appointed member of a committee of the medical staff of a licensed medical care facility for any act, statement or proceeding undertaken or performed within the scope of the functions and within the course of the performance of the duties of such committee of the medical staff if such member acted in good faith and without malice, and the medical staff operates pursuant to written bylaws that have been approved by the governing board of the medical care facility.

(b) There shall be no liability on the part of and no action for damages shall arise against any licensed medical care facility because of the rendering of or failure to render professional services within such medical care facility by a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery if such person is not an employee or agent of such medical care facility.

History: L. 1967, ch. 344, § 1; L. 1971, ch. 205, § 1; L. 1973, ch. 248, § 12; L. 1976, ch. 267, § 1; July 1.

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