Legislative Analysis
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House Bill 5742 as introduced Analysis available at
Sponsor: Rep. Carrie A. Rheingans http://www.legislature.mi.gov
House Bill 5743 as introduced
Sponsor: Rep. Dave Prestin
Committee: Judiciary
Complete to 6-11-24
House Bill 5743 would amend 1963 PA 17, known as the Good Samaritan act, to provide that
an individual who voluntarily applies bleeding control to another individual (through pressure,
a dressing, packing, or a tourniquet), when they have no duty to do so and are acting in a good-
faith response to an emergency medical situation, is not liable in a civil action for damages
resulting from an act or omission in applying the bleeding control, except for an act or omission
that constitutes gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct.
Proposed MCL 691.1508
House Bill 5742 would amend 2006 PA 23, which regulates certain health clubs regarding
potential medical emergencies, to update a reference to the Good Samaritan act to reflect
changes made by HB 5743. (Because House Bill 5743 would add a new section to the end of
the Good Samaritan act, the range of sections used to cite it would also change.)
MCL 333.26313
Neither bill could take effect unless both bills were enacted.
House Bills 5742 and 5743 would not have any impact on the state or local units of government.
Legislative Analyst: Rick Yuille
Fiscal Analysts: Marcus Coffin
Robin Risko
■ This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency staff for use by House members in their
deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.
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Statutes affected:
House Introduced Bill: 333.26313