Immunities, Relief, Disability, and Workers' compensation: Emergency Worker Providing Aid in a Another Jurisdiction
An emergency worker who is engaged in emergency management activities and is complying with, or attempting to comply with, orders or rules within their scope of duties, will receive the same immunities, relief, disability, and workers' compensation as State employees performing similar work. The State, political subdivision, or other entity supervising emergency workers are responsible for providing liability coverage, including legal defense, for an emergency worker working within the scope of their duties and not with extreme carelessness or without good faith.
Immunity of state, political subdivision, and officers, agents and emergency workers; limitation; rules
C. Emergency workers engaging in emergency management activities or emergency functions under this chapter or title 36, chapter 6, article 9, in carrying out, complying with or attempting to comply with any order or rule issued under this chapter, title 36, chapter 6, article 9 or any local ordinance, or performing any of their authorized functions or duties or training for the performance of their authorized functions or duties, shall have the same degree of responsibility for their actions, and enjoy the same immunities and disability workers’ compensation benefits as officers, agents and employees of the state and its political subdivisions performing similar work. This state and its departments, agencies, boards and commissions and all other political subdivisions that supervise or control emergency workers engaging in emergency management activities or emergency functions under this chapter or title 36, chapter 6, article 9 are responsible for providing for liability coverage, including legal defense, of an emergency worker if necessary. Coverage is provided if the emergency worker is acting within the course and scope of assigned duties and is engaged in an authorized activity, except for actions of wilful misconduct, gross negligence or bad faith.