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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Alaska Stat. 26.23.525

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Intrastate Emergency Responders

Summary

An emergency responder who provides intrastate assistance to a requesting political subdivision and is injured or killed in the course of their duties is entitled only to benefits authorized in the course of their employment with, or while providing services to, the responding political subdivision

Full Title

Workers' Compensation and benefits following injury to or death of emergency responder

Full Text

An emergency responder that is responding to and rendering assistance in a political subdivision that has requested assistance under AS 26.23.510 who sustains an injury or dies in the course of providing assistance to the requesting political subdivision under AS 26.23.500 -- 26.23.549 is entitled to receive only the benefits otherwise authorized by law for an injury sustained, or a death that occurs, in the course of employment with, or while providing services to, the responding political subdivision. This section does not affect the right of a person to receive benefits to which the person would otherwise be entitled under any law, nor does it affect entitlement to any other benefits or compensation authorized by state or federal law.