[ 663-10.6]  Exemption for providing shelter and subsistence to the needy.  (a)  Any charitable or nonprofit organization that in good faith provides shelter or proper means of subsistence to needy persons as part of its bona fide and customary charitable activities, rendered without remuneration or expectation of remuneration, shall be exempt from civil liability for injuries and damages resulting from the organization’s acts or omissions in providing such shelter or subsistence, except for gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions of the organization.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 663-10.6

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.

     (b)  Any person who donates goods, food, materials, or services to a charitable or nonprofit organization described in subsection (a) shall be exempt from civil liability for injuries and damages resulting from the donation, except for gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions.

     (c)  As used in this section, “needy person” means any person who lacks adequate or proper means of subsistence.