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State Liability Laws

Good Samaritan Laws. Volunteer Protection. Volunteer Immunity. Liability Limitation. Shield Laws. Charitable Immunity. These are issues confronting many volunteer initiatives.

A 2001 publication issued by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center helps to answer many of the questions raised. Their publication, State Liability Laws for Charitable Organizations and Volunteers (PDF), provides an overview of the variety of laws in this field and a compendium each States' laws. Because coverage varies from state to state, we urge you to consult your legal counsel if you have any specific questions.