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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Alaska Stat. 09.65.091

Summary Title

Liability: Providing Equipment or Service

Summary

When an emergency declaration is in effect, a person who, at the request of a law enforcement agency, fire department, rescue or emergency squad, or governmnet agency, provides equipment or services will not be held legally responsible for the death or injury to a person or property. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This does not affect a person's right to workers' compensation.

Full Title

Civil Liability for Responding to Disaster

Full Text

(a) A person who provides equipment or services on the request of a police agency, fire department, rescue or emergency squad, or other governmental agency during a state of emergency declared by an authorized representative of the state or local government is not liable for the death of or injury to any person or damage to any property caused by that person's actions, except when the trier of facts finds that the person acted intentionally, recklessly, or with gross negligence. (b) This section does not affect the right of a person to receive benefits to which the person would otherwise be entitled under the workers' compensation law or under any pension law, nor does it affect entitlement to any other benefits or compensation authorized by state or federal law.