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Profession

Summary

Liability: 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,

A volunteer, who, in good faith, provides aid or their services, will not be held legally responsible for injury to a person or property damage. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Liability: Emergency Management Medical Care

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician,

A licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner, who, voluntarily and without compensation, provides medical services related to emergency management, emergency operations, or hazard mitigation 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.

Liability: Government Rules or Regulations

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,

The state, a political subdivision, or an agent, employee, or representative of the state or a political subdivision, who participates in emergency management activities and complies with, or attempts to comply with, rules or regulations, will not be held legally responsible for injury to a person or property damage.

Liability: Special Volunteer Medical License

Physician,

A physician with a special volunteer medical license who, voluntarily and without compensation, provides medical services will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Liability: Donation of Food

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, in good faith, donates food reasonably believed to be wholesome to a charitable or nonprofit organization 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.

Liability: Distribution of Donated Food

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,

A charitable or nonprofit organization which, in good faith and without compensation, receives and distributes food reasonably believed to be wholesome will not be held legally responsible for damage.

Liability: Use of Opioid Antagonist

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 administers an opioid antagonist, or a physician or pharmacist who, in good faith, prescribes or dispenses an opioid antagonist will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act.

Liability: Use of an AED

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, in good faith, provides emergency care with an AED 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.

Good Samaritan Law

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,

A medical professional or a person, who, in good faith, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Liability: Use of Real Estate

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 owning or controlling real estate, who, voluntarily and without compensation, allows it to be used to shelter people during or in recovery of an actual, impending, or mock disaster or attack will not be held legally responsible for death, injury, or damage to a person's property while on their real estate.

License Reciprocity

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License Reciprocity: Business and Employee

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 out-of-state business or employee, who, with or without compensation, provide their services, are not required to follow local or state licensing requirements. This section only applies while the emergency declaration is in effect.

Use of Vehicle During 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,

During a major catastrophe or emergency, a vehicle providing services as ambulance does not have to follow ambulance licensing requirements.

License Reciprocity: Nursing Home Administrator

Other Volunteer,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, an out-of-state licensed nursing home administrator, who is in good standing, can work in a Mississippi nursing home. They are required to provide proof, a picture I.D., and can work for up to 60 days in the state.

License Reciprocity: Insurance Adjuster

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, the Commissioner of Insurance can issue emergency insurance adjuster license to residents and nonresidents of the state who may or may not be licensed adjusters. They can work for up to 90 days and must be certified by a licensed insurance adjuster.

License Reciprocity: Public Adjuster

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,

A pharmacist can dispense or distribute an opioid antagonist to an individual at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose, to an individual in a position to assist another who can overdose, or to an overdose prevention and education program.

License Reciprocity: Physical Therapist or Assistant

Other Medical Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, an out-of-state licensed physical therapist or assistant, who is in good standing, can be issued a temporary license to practice in the state.

License Reciprocity: Residential Builder or Remodeler

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, the board can issue emergency residential builder or remodeler license to residents and nonresidents of the state who may or may not be licensed. They can work for up to 90 days.

Scope of Practice

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Profession

Summary

No relevant laws for this section.

Workers' Benefits

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Profession

Summary

Workers' Compensation: Firefighter and Law Enforcement Officer

Firefighter, Law Enforcement,

A firefighter or law enforcement officer, who is killed while performing their duties, is entitled to workers' compensation.

Workers' Compensation: Firefighter and Law Enforcement Officer

Firefighter, Law Enforcement,

A firefighter or law enforcement officer, who is injured while performing their duties, is entitled to workers' compensation.

Workers' Benefits: State Employee Volunteer Leave

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,

A state employee, who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross, is entitled to leave with regular pay to participate in disaster relief operations in the state or a contiguous state upon request of the American Red Cross. Leave will be granted only for services related to a disaster designated as level II or higher by the American Red Cross. During leave, the employee will not be considered a state employee for the purposes of workers' compensation. This is limited to 20 days in a 12 month period either consecutively or nonconsecutively .