LANDMARK SC JUDGEMENT GIVES “FORCE OF LAW” TO POLICY FOR PROTECTION OF GOOD SAMARITANS
In a historic judgment, the SC approved the guidelines for protection of Good Samaritans who help injured persons on road, making them binding on all States and Union Territories in India. Read more
GOVERNMENT NOTIFIES SOPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF GOOD SAMARITANS
Government of India notifies Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which will now put an end to police harassment of Good Samaritans who come forward to help road accident victims. Click here.
GOVERNMENT ISSUES GUIDELINES TO PROTECT GOOD SAMARITANS
On June 5, the Government has notified guidelines to protect Good Samaritans, in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court in the case of SaveLIFE Foundation v. Union of India. To read the guidelines, click here
SLF Original Study: Good Samaritan Laws around the World
A research report by SLF provides an overview of Good Samaritan laws in England and Wales, France, the People’s Republic of China and the United States. To download the report, click here
The Good Samaritan (Protection from Civil and Criminal Liabilities) and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2014
Read the bill introduced by Member of Parliament Smt. Kiron Kher on December 12, 2014.
Public Petition for Good Samaritan Law presented to J.P. Nadda
On 15th December 2014, SLF along with Smt. Kirron Kher presented more than 80,000 petitions to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr. J. P. Nadda to introduce a Good Samaritan law. Click here.
Petition to Protect Good Samaritans
A PIL filed by SLF in the Supreme Court asks for guidelines to protect Good Samaritans from harassment, intimidation & coercion and ensuring effective trauma services across the country. The petition can be read here.
Articles/Features on Good Samaritan Law
To read articles and opinions on the Good Samaritan Law, click here.
Share your Story
If you have been harassed by police, hospital or faced legal hassles for trying to help a road accident victim, please share your story. Your courage to share will help stop this harassment.To share your story click here.