Charitable Immunity

Abolished
ALABAMA
Charities are liable for the torts of their servants.
ALASKA
Charitable immunity has been abolished.
ARIZONA
has been abolished.
ARKANSAS
Charitable immunity exists but actions may be brought directly against insurance company insuring charity in certain circumstances.
CALIFORNIA
No charitable immunity.
COLORADO
Abolished
CONNECTICUT
No charitable immunity.
DELAWARE
Abolished
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Generally abolished.
FLORIDA
Abolished
GEORGIA
Still applies.
HAWAII
Uncertain. Immunity goes to: charitable, religious and non-profit organizations. Health care providers who report blood test results to police. Insurance commissioner and employees.
IDAHO
Charitable immunity applies with certain exceptions.
ILLINOIS
Abolished
INDIANA
Abolished
IOWA
Abrogated as to paying hospital patients.
KANSAS
Abolished
KENTUCKY
Abolished.
LOUISIANA
Abolished
MAINE
Applies unless charity is insured and then liability is limited to amount of insurance.
MARYLAND
Exists with certain exceptions involving hospitals and nursing homes. Immunity of hospitals and nursing homes exists only ifinsured for not less than $100,000 and only as to excess over insurance limits.
MASSACHUSETTS
Waived, but may limit liability in certain situations.
MICHIGAN
Abolished
MINNESOTA
Abolished
MISSISSIPPI
Abolished.
MISSOURI
Abolished.
MONTANA
Although not abrogated by statute, Federal Court has imposed such liability.
NEBRASKA
Waived.
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Abolished
NEW JERSEY
Remains in effect in certain situations and is limited in amount in others. Therefore, specific statutes should be consulted.
NEW YORK
Abolished
NORTH CAROLINA
Abolished
NORTH DAKOTA
Abolished
OHIO
Waived.
OKLAHOMA
Waived.
OREGON
Abolished
PENNSYLVANIA
Abolished
PUERTO RICO
None
RHODE ISLAND
Abolished.
SOUTH CAROLINA
Abolished, but restricted by statute as to level of proof and amount recoverable.
SOUTH DAKOTA
Not specifically waived but recoveries are permitted when insurance exists.
TENNESSEE
Abolished.
TEXAS
Limited by statute but does not apply to reckless or intentional conduct.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Sovereign Immunity waived. $25,000 maximum recovery.
UTAH
Person who renders emergency care at or near scene of or during emergency, gratuitously and in good faith, not liable for any civil damages or penalties as result of any act or omission by person rendering emergency care, unless person is grossly negligent or caused emergency.
VERMONT
Abolished.
VIRGINIA
Exists, except modified in cases of hospitals.
WASHINGTON
Abolished
WEST VIRGINIA
Abolished
WISCONSIN
Abolished
WYOMING
Abolished

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