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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Alaska Stat. 26.23.540

Summary Title

Liability: Responding Political Subdivision


An employee of an government entity who provides aid pursuant to a mutual aid agreement 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.

Full Title

Tort Liability of participating political subdivisions & emergency responders

Full Text

For purposes of liability, all persons responding under the operational control of the requesting political subdivision shall be considered to be agents of the requesting political subdivision. An action for damages for an act or omission may not be brought against a responding political subdivision, or an officer or employee of a responding political subdivision, in providing assistance under AS 26.23.500 -- 26.23.549. This section does not preclude liability for civil damages that are the result of gross negligence or reckless or intentional misconduct.