SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) There was a point raised on the Needle vs. Chest Tube thread that I though was interesting and I didnt want to hijack that thread so here we are. So if any of these people ever needled a chest in civilian life as a bystander would they still fall under the Good Samaritan Law? Usually when were talking about people doing invasive stuff in the field, even if they are trained to do it, its still a non-issue because the equipment is not available. I can see how someone, particularly someone with the personality to overreact in a situation, might walk around with an angiocath and do this. Or use a knife to cric someone or whatever. Ive often heard the protection of the Good Sam Laws and covering anyone who tries to help without payment, without a duty to act and up to the lever of their training. Are they covered? Its a cop out to say that theyre covered if theyre successful and not if they kill someone.