Consider Vermont’s Bad Samaritan stature passed in 1967. Should such stature be in the book?


Consider Vermonts Bad Samaritan Statute, originally passed in 1967:

519. Emergency Medical Care

(a) A person who knows that another is exposed to grave physical harm shall, to the extent that the same can be rendered without danger or peril to himself or without interference with important duties owed to others, give reasonable assistance to the exposed person unless that assistance or care is being provided by others.

(c) A person who willfully violates subsection (a) of this section shall be fined not more than $100.00.

Should such a statute be on the books? Is there any value to such a law given that the fines are no more than $100?