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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Alaska Stat. 23.30.244(b)

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: In-State Emergency and Disaster Relief

Summary

An Alaska resident who temporarily volunteers within the state 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 workers' compensation. The volunteer must be an active member of a state-certified emergency force, is not otherwise covered for other workers' compensation, and is not an employee of the U.S., Alaska, or political subdivision of Alaska.

Full Title

Emergency & Disaster relief forces as a state employee

Full Text

(b) A resident of this state temporarily engaged as a civilian volunteer in a disaster emergency relief function in this state who suffers injury or death during the course and within the scope of providing disaster emergency relief aid is considered an employee of the 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 an emergency service organization whose services were requested by the division of homeland security and emergency management in the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs; (2) is providing services requested by the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs during a disaster emergency declared under AS 26.20.040 or AS 26.23.020; (3) is not an employee of an agency of the United States, this state, or a political subdivision of this state; and (4) is not otherwise covered for that injury or death by an employer's workers' compensation insurance policy or self-insurance certificate.