Legal Viewpoint of Ambulance Service from Emergent Medical Technicians
Ambulance officers play an important role in emergency medicine or prehospital resuscitation. The content of EMT practice has been currently defined in the EMT Act in Taiwan, Most of the items mentioned above belong to so-called medical practice defined by Medical Law, whereas others so-called medical assistance practice.
The Good Samaritan Law defined in Article 14-2 of Emergency Medical Law provides some legal immunity of the so-called Samaritans, but result in potential legal risks for the medical professionals on duty. We should take immediate action to modify of the article to prevent unnecessary legal insult for the medical professionals including EMTs.