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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Minn. Stat. 176.011(9)(23)

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer First Responder

Summary

A first responder, volunteering with a political subdivision, will be considered an employee and is entitled to workers' compensation.

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Definitions

Full Text

(23) a voluntary uncompensated worker while volunteering services as a first responder or as a member of a law enforcement assistance organization while acting under the supervision and authority of a political subdivision. The daily wage of the worker for the purpose of calculating compensation payable under this chapter is the usual going wage paid at the time of injury or death for similar services if the services are performed by paid employees;