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Iowa Good Samaritan Law 

IOWA GOOD SAMARITAN 613.17 Emergency assistance in an accident. 

A person, who in good faith renders emergency care or assistance without 

compensation, shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions

 occurring at the place of an emergency or accident or while the person is in 

transit to or from the emergency or accident or while the person is at or 

being moved to or from an emergency shelter unless such acts or omissions 

constitute recklessness. For purposes of this section, if a volunteer fire fighter, 

a volunteer operator or attendant of an ambulance or rescue squad service, 

a volunteer paramedic, a volunteer emergency medical technician, or 

a volunteer registered member of the national ski patrol system 

receives nominal compensation not based upon the value of the 

services performed, that person shall be considered to be

 receiving no compensation. The operation of a motor vehicle in 

compliance with section 321.231 by a volunteer fire fighter, 

volunteer operator, or attendant of an ambulance or 

rescue squad service, a volunteer paramedic, or volunteer emergency 

medical technician shall be considered rendering emergency care or 

assistance for purposes of this section. For purposes of this section, 

a person rendering emergency care or assistance includes 

a person involved in a workplace rescue arising out of an emergency or accident. 

[C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 613.17; 

82 Acts, ch 1198, 1] 91 Acts, ch 182, 1; 96 Acts, ch 1219, 74