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California does not impose a duty to rescue. It imposes a limited duty to report crimes against children.Penal Code
152.3. (a) Any person who reasonably believes that he or she has
observed the commission of any of the following offenses where the victim is a child under the age of 14 years shall notify a peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title
3 of Part 2:
(3) A violation of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 288 of the Penal Code.
(b) This section shall not be construed to affect privileged relationships as provided by law.
(c) The duty to notify a peace officer imposed pursuant to subdivision (a) is satisfied if the notification or an attempt to provide notice is made by telephone or any other means.
(d) Failure to notify as required pursuant to subdivision (a) is a misdemeanor
and is punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than six months, or by both that fine and
(e) The requirements of this section shall not apply to the following:
(1) A person who is related to either the victim or the offender, including a husband, wife, parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, or other person related by consanguinity or affinity.
(2) A person who fails to report based on a reasonable mistake of fact.
(3) A person who fails to report based on a reasonable fear for his or her own safety or for the safety of his or her family.
I trust the law review article I cited more than the blog you found. Any fool can write a blog, but law review articles are normally checked for accuracy prior to publication.
does that mean that in Texas, if I walk upon a stranger who is suffering from a heart attack or a baby is drowning, legally I don't have to render aid to either of them?
That is correct, there is no general duty to rescue in Texas.
One other question. Let's say that my refusal to render aid to the victim results in that person's condition to get worse or they die, I would not be held liable for prosecution due to the fact that I had no duty to rescue them?
That is correct, you could not be prosecuted for failure to aid a stranger in distress.