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Liability

Title

Profession

Summary

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, Minor or Student,

An individual who, in good faith, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment. This section does not apply to care provided inside a health care facility.

Liability: Law Enforcement Officer During Emergency

Law Enforcement,

A law enforcement officer, who, in accordance with their training and official powers, provides first aid to others during an emergency situation, will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act.

License Reciprocity

Title

Profession

Summary

Temporary License: Health Professional

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

A health professional, who holds a license to practice in another jurisdiction, and who intends to perform volunteer services, can obtain a temporary license to practice for up to 6 months by submitting an application to the Palau Board of Health. They will have the same rights and responsibilities as fully licensed health professionals in Palau.

License Reciprocity: Land Surveyor

Other Volunteer,

An individual who holds a license as a land surveyor from another jurisdiction can practice land surveying for up to 30 days per year in Palau without obtaining a Palauan license.

Scope of Practice

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Profession

Summary

Temporary License: Health Professional

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

A health professional, who holds a license to practice in another jurisdiction, and who intends to perform volunteer services, can obtain a temporary license to practice for up to 6 months by submitting an application to the Palau Board of Health. They will have the same rights and responsibilities as fully licensed health professionals in Palau.

Workers' Benefits

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Profession

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Workers’ Benefits: Disaster Volunteer Compensation

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, Minor or Student,

An individual, who voluntarily provides services to prepare for or recover from a disaster emergency, will not receive compensation from the Trust Territory national government. They might be eligible for compensation through the locality in which they are providing disaster emergency services.