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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Alaska Stat. 23.30.244(a)

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Out-of-State Emergency and Disaster Relief

Summary

An Alaska resident who temporarily volunteers in another state or country during an emergency or disaster and is injured or killed during the course and within the scope of providing emergency or disaster aid is considered an employee of Alaska for the purposes of workers' compensation. The volunteer must be an active member of a state-certified emergency force, providing services under the Emergency Medical Assistance Compact, and is not otherwise covered for workers' compensation.

Full Title

Emergency & disaster relief forces as state employee

Full Text

(a) A resident of this state temporarily engaged as a civilian volunteer in an emergency or a disaster relief function in another state or country who suffers injury or death during the course and within the scope of providing emergency or disaster relief aid is considered an employee of this state for purposes of this chapter if, at the time of the injury or death, the volunteer (1) is an active roster civilian volunteer member of a state-certified emergency force and is registered with the state division of homeland security and emergency management in the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs; (2) is providing services under AS 26.23.136 during an emergency or disaster; and (3) is not otherwise covered for that injury or death by an employer's workers' compensation insurance policy or self-insurance certificate