{"Authorized emergency management worker":"Any individual who is affiliated with a state or federal government and who performs emergency management services under the supervision and direction of a New Hampshire jurisdiciton."}
Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

RSA 21-P:41(I)

Summary Title

Liability: Authorized Emergency Management Worker


An emergency management worker who complies or attempts to comply with any emergency order will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Immunity and Exemption

Full Text

I. All functions under this subdivision and all other activities relating to emergency management are hereby declared to be governmental functions. Neither the state nor any of its political subdivisions nor any agency of the state or political subdivision, nor any private corporations, organizations, or agencies, nor any emergency management worker complying with or reasonably attempting to comply with this subdivision, or any order or rule adopted or regulation promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision, or pursuant to any ordinance relating to precautionary 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. The provisions of this section shall not affect the right of any person to receive benefits to which he or she would otherwise be entitled under this subdivision, under the workers’ compensation law, or under any retirement law, nor the right of any such person to receive any benefits or compensation under any act of Congress.