MACo: Protect “Good Faith” Actions By Heath Care Workers

MACo Executive Director Michael Sanderson submitted testimony to support SB 311 Catastrophic Health Emergencies – Health Care Providers – Definition and Immunity (Maryland Health Care Heroes Protection Act) to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. This bill creates liability protections for health care workers who act in good faith during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

From the MACo Testimony:

SB 311 suggests such a balanced approach. Its “good faith” standard offers a reasonable measure to
separate substantial claims from other with less merit. Health care workers, including emergency
medical technicians, who sought to act reasonably (many of whom are still fighting for their long-term
survival) would be spared the uncertainty of a potential wave of COVID-19 lawsuits arising from even
the most trivial workplace decisions. These protections would expire after the current health crisis
abates.

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2021 legislative session on MACo’s Legislative Tracking Database.

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