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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Minn. Stat. 12.22(2a)

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Emergency Volunteer

Summary

When an emergency declaration is in effect, an individual, who volunteers to assist a political subdivision and is registered with the political subdivision, will be considered an employee and will be entitled to workers' compensation and claim defense and indemnification

Full Title

Assistance, Acceptance, Rules

Full Text

Subd. 2a. Volunteer protections. (a) Individuals who volunteer to assist a local political subdivision during an emergency or disaster, who register with that subdivision, and who are under the direction and control of that subdivision are considered an employee of that subdivision for purposes of workers’ compensation and tort claim defense and indemnification. (b) Individuals who volunteer to assist the state during an emergency or disaster, who register with a state agency, and who are under the direction and control of the state agency are considered an employee of the state for purposes of workers’ compensation and tort claim defense and indemnification. (c) Notwithstanding qualification for volunteer protection under paragraph (a) or (b), a Minnesota Responds Medical Reserve Corps volunteer under sections 145A.04 to 145A.06, responding at the request of the commissioner of health, must receive state workers’ compensation benefits and tort claim defense and indemnification as provided in section 145A.06, subdivision 7.