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Compacts

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Western Interstate Nuclear Compact
American Samoa

Liability

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Profession

Summary

Liability: Individual Providing Assistance or Advice during Public Health Emergency

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When a public health emergency declaration is in effect, an individual who, under orders from a Department of Health official, provides assistance or advice will not be held legally responsible for providing assistance or advice. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. They can also be held legally responsible if they caused or contributed to the public health emergency.

Liability: Complying with Department of Health Orders

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual affiliated with the Department of Health, who attempts to comply with the orders of the Department of Health, will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

License Reciprocity

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Profession

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License Reciprocity: Disaster Emergency

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, an individual who holds an out-of-state license, certificate, or permit to practice a professional, mechanical, or other skill can practice that skill without complying with American Samoa licensure laws.

Scope of Practice

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No relevant laws for this section.

Workers' Benefits

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Workers’ Compensation: Volunteer

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual who volunteers their services and is injured while performing their duties is entitled to workers’ compensation.