Nixon vetoes bill to protect volunteers from civil damages

07/8/2013 | Examiner (Independence, Mo.), The

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have protected volunteer health care providers, including nurses, from damages in civil lawsuits without a finding of willful misconduct or gross deviation from ordinary standards of care. Nixon said volunteers who provide care in settings such as free clinics are covered by the State Legal Expense Fund, and any additional coverage should be addressed within the system.

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Examiner (Independence, Mo.), The