{"Emergency management worker":"Any individual performing emergency management services under the direction of a local or state governmental entity, health care providers performing health care services as part of a State Medical Assistance Team, and anyone else performing emergency health care services."}
Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

N.C. Gen. Stat. 166A-19.60(a)

Summary Title

Liability: Emergency Management Worker


When an emergency declaration is in effect, an emergency management worker, who attempts to comply with emergency orders, will not be held legally responsible for injury, death, or damage to property. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Immunity and exemption

Full Text

(a) Generally. -- All functions hereunder and all other activities relating to emergency management as provided for in this Chapter or elsewhere in the General Statutes are hereby declared to be governmental functions. Neither the State nor any political subdivision thereof, nor, except in cases of willful misconduct, gross negligence, or bad faith, any emergency management worker, firm, partnership, association, or corporation complying with or reasonably attempting to comply with this Article or any order, rule, or regulation promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this Article or pursuant to any ordinance relating to any emergency management measures enacted by any political subdivision of the State, shall be liable for the death of or injury to persons, or for damage to property as a result of any such activity.