I desire to participate voluntarily in a tour (the “Activity”) on this date of the Texas A&M Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (“TVMDL”) facilities (the “Facility”), which is located on property owned by The Texas A&M University System. I am fully aware that there are inherent risks to myself and others involved with the Activity, including but not limited to trip and fall hazards, potential exposure to biological and/or zoonotic agents, potential chemical hazards, potential mechanical/equipment hazards, potential exposure to strong organic odors, illness, injury (including death), and loss of personal property, and I choose to voluntarily participate in the Activity and do voluntarily assume the above mentioned risks as to myself and my property, and to the person and property of others. I know of no medical reason why I should not participate in the Activity.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Activity, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, I do hereby release, waive, covenant not to sue, indemnify and agree to hold harmless for any and all purposes TVMDL, The Texas A&M University System, the Board of Regents for The Texas A&M University System, and the members, officers, agents, volunteers, or employees (“RELEASEES” and/or “INDEMNITEES”) of each of the foregoing from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, injuries (including death), or damages, including court costs and attorney’s fees and expenses, which may occur to myself, other participants, and third-persons as a result of my participation and conduct in the Activity, while traveling to and from the Activity, or while on the premises owned, leased, or controlled by RELEASEES/INDEMNITEES, including injuries sustained as a result of the sole, joint, or concurrent negligence, negligence per se, statutory fault, or strict liability of RELEASEES/INDEMNITEES. I understand this waiver does not apply to injuries caused by intentional or grossly negligent conduct.
I understand that RELEASEES/INDEMNITEES do not maintain any insurance policy covering any circumstance arising from my participation in the Activity or any event related to that participation. As such, I am aware that I should review my personal insurance coverage. TAMU does not carry general liability insurance to cover claims arising from the Activity.
Medical Authorization, Indemnity and Waiver:
I understand RELEASEES/INDEMNITEES cannot be expected to anticipate or control all of the risks associated with the Activity and RELEASEES/INDEMNITEES may need to respond to illnesses, accidents, injuries, and potential emergency situations. I hereby give my consent for any medical treatment, rescue or evacuation services that may be required (as determined by TVMDL staff, medics, emergency personnel, or other medical professionals) during my participation in the Activity with the understanding that the cost of any such treatment will be my responsibility. I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, agree to indemnify and hold harmless INDEMNITEES for any costs incurred to treat me, even if an INDEMNITEE has signed medical care facility documentation promising to pay for the treatment due to my inability to sign the documentation. I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, further agree to release, waive, covenant not to sue, and agree to hold harmless for any and all purposes, RELEASEES from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, injuries (including death), or damages, including court costs and attorney’s fees and expenses, that may be sustained by me while receiving medical care or in deciding to seek medical care, including while traveling to and from a medical care facility, including injuries sustained as a result of the sole, joint, or concurrent negligence, negligence per se, statutory fault, or strict liability of RELEASEES. I understand this waiver does not apply to injuries caused by intentional or grossly negligent conduct.
Voluntary Signature and Binding of Heirs and Assigns:
In signing this Agreement, I acknowledge and represent that I have read it, understand it, and agree voluntarily as my own free act and deed. TVMDL has not made and I have not relied on any oral representations, statements, or inducements apart from the terms contained in this Agreement. I execute this document for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by the same, now and in the future.
It is my express intent that this Agreement shall bind the members of my family and spouse, if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representatives, if I am deceased, and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas.
AGREEING TO THIS DOCUMENT INVOLVES THE WAIVER OF VALUABLE LEGAL RIGHTS.
Should you have any questions about these rights and the ramifications of signing this document you should consult an attorney.