House Bill No. 337

Introduced By bohlinger

A Bill for an Act entitled: An Act providing limits on liability for dentists who provide care or assistance for charitable purposes; and providing an immediate effective date and an applicability date.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:

Section 1.  Limits on liability of dentist who provides services without compensation. A dentist, dental surgeon, or oral surgeon licensed under Title 37, chapter 4, who, for charitable purposes, provides care or assistance without compensation, except for reimbursement for supplies, is not liable for civil damages for acts or omissions other than damages occasioned by gross negligence or by willful or wanton acts or omissions by the dentist, dental surgeon, or oral surgeon.

Section 2.  Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 27, chapter 1, part 7, and the provisions of Title 27, chapter 1, part 7, apply to [section 1].

Section 3.  Applicability. [This act] applies to services rendered on or after [the effective date of this act].

Section 4.  Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.