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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Alaska Stat. 09.65.090(b)-(c)

Summary Title

Liability: Emergency Services Volunteer

Summary

A volunteer with an emergency services organization who provides first aid, search and rescue support, or other emergency services will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or recklessness. This section does not apply to injuries caused by providing manual electric cardiac defibrillation, administration of anti-arrhythmic agents, intravenous therapy, intramuscular therapy, or use of endotracheal intubation unless the volunteer member is authorized by law to provide these services.

Full Title

Civil Liability for Emergency Aid

Full Text

(b) A member of an organization that exists for the purpose of providing emergency services is not liable for civil damages for injury to a person that results from an act or omission in providing first aid, search, rescue, or other emergency services to the person, regardless of whether the member is under a preexisting duty to render assistance, if the member provided the service while acting as a volunteer member of the organization; in this subsection, "volunteer" means a person who is paid not more than $ 10 a day and a total of not more than $ 500 a year, not including ski lift tickets and reimbursement for expenses actually incurred, for providing emergency services. (c) The immunity provided under (b) of this section does not apply to civil damages that result from providing or attempting to provide any of the following advanced life support techniques unless the person who provided them was authorized by law to provide them: (1) manual electric cardiac defibrillation; (2) administration of antiarrhythmic agents; (3) intravenous therapy; (4) intramuscular therapy; or (5) use of endotracheal intubation devices.