Good Samaritan Laws in Washington

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  1. skywag

    skywag
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    What are the WA good samaritan laws?

    I gave a dead guy compressions for 15 minutes last night, until 911 arrived.

    Can I be liable for anything?

    KG
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    Took a first aid/CPR course a couple weeks ago - the instructor included the text of both Oregon and Washington's good samaritan laws. Others have linked; but in short: Perform to the best of your ability, as long as it is safe for you to do so, and you're good.

    His wording was "The person is already dead, you can't make them worse than dead, so you can't be causing harm by doing CPR. If the person recovers, they may have broken ribs. But before they were dead - now they only have broken ribs. That's better than dead."
     
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