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SECTION 2974
Immunity
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 29-B
§ 2974. Immunity. 1. No physician, health care professional, nurse's
aide, hospital or person employed by or under contract with the hospital
shall be subject to criminal prosecution, civil liability, or be deemed
to have engaged in unprofessional conduct for carrying out in good faith
pursuant to this article a decision regarding cardiopulmonary
resuscitation by or on behalf of a patient or for those actions taken in
compliance with the standards and procedures set forth in this article.

2. No physician, health care professional, nurse's aide, hospital, or
person employed by or under contract with the hospital shall be
subjected to criminal prosecution, civil liability, or be deemed to have
engaged in unprofessional conduct for providing cardiopulmonary
resuscitation to a patient for whom an order not to resuscitate has been
issued, provided such physician or person;

(a) reasonably and in good faith was unaware of the issuance of an
order not to resuscitate; or

(b) reasonably and in good faith believed that consent to the order
not to resuscitate had been revoked or cancelled.

3. No person shall be subject to criminal prosecution or civil
liability for consenting or declining to consent in good faith, on
behalf of a patient, to the issuance of an order not to resuscitate
pursuant to this article.

4. No person shall be subject to criminal prosecution or civil
liability or be deemed to have engaged in unprofessional conduct for
acts performed in good faith as a mediator in the dispute mediation
system established by this article.