By Andrew S. Winegar on December 16, 2014
The New Jersey Supreme Court is currently considering the scope of the Charitable Immunity Act and its application to hospitals and medical facilities offering charity services. At issue in the case is the applicability of two statutes under the Charitable Immunity Act: N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-7 and -8. Under Section 7, nonprofit entities organized exclusively for religious, charitable, educational, or hospital purposes cannot be held liable for negligence where the person injured is a beneficiary of these services.