Liability Immunity Offered by PREP Act

Denise GillinBusiness Insurance, News

By Amy G. Mitchell, CIC, CISR, Vice President, Commercial Solutions

Are you manufacturing products to support the COVID-19 solution? Respirators, face shields, face masks, etc.

You may be eligible for Liability Immunity offered by the PREP Act that was made effective February 4, 2020, by the Department of Health & Human Services for products used for COVID-19.

“The PREP Act authorizes the Secretary to issue a declaration to provide liability immunity to certain individuals and entities (covered persons) against any claim of loss caused by, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from the manufacture, distribution, administration, or use of medical countermeasures (covered countermeasures). Under the March 10, 2020, declaration, covered countermeasures are any antiviral, any other drug, any biologic, any diagnostic, any other device, or any vaccine, used to treat, diagnose, cure, prevent, or mitigate COVID-19, or the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 or a virus mutating therefrom, or any device used in the administration of any such product, and all components and constituent materials of any such product.”

The attached article provides more information or visit the Department of Health and Human Services’ website. Contact your attorney to verify if you and your entity qualify for this liability protection.

Amy can be reached at 717.314.4992 for further discussion.

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