78R2787 DAK-D

By:  Lindsay                                                      S.B. No. 295

relating to limiting liability of emergency medical services personnel in certain situations. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter A, Chapter 773, Health and Safety Code, is amended by adding Section 773.006 to read as follows: Sec. 773.006. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY. The liability of an individual who is emergency medical services personnel is limited to $250,000 for each single occurrence for bodily injury or death to a patient arising from a determination by the individual of the appropriate trauma facility to which to transport the patient if the individual follows the protocol for the determination adopted by the board for the emergency medical services and trauma care system. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003, and applies only to a cause of action that accrues on or after that date. An action that accrued before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law applicable to the action immediately before the effective date of this Act, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.