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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

77 P.S. 1032

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer Emergency Medical Services Personnel

Summary

When a municipality or an area of a municipality receives emergency medical services from another municipality following a contract or agreement, the workers' compensation premiums will be split between the municipalities. The percentages will be determined by the municipalities.

Full Title

Volunteer Emergency Service Providers; Allocation Of Premiums Between Host and Recipient Municipalities

Full Text

(a) The following shall apply: (1) A municipality or an area of a municipality which receives emergency services pursuant to a contract, standing agreement or arrangement from a volunteer emergency service provider located in a host municipality shall reimburse the host municipality under the provisions of either clause (2) or (3). (2) Reimbursement under clause (1) shall be for a portion of the cost of the workers’ compensation premiums covering the members of the volunteer emergency service provider. The appropriate portion of the cost shall be determined as follows: (i) Determine the population ratio of the municipality or the area of the municipality receiving emergency services to the entire population (host municipality and the municipality or the area of the municipality) receiving emergency services from the volunteer emergency service provider. The following shall apply: (A) No segment of the population of the municipality or area of the municipality receiving emergency services may be included in more than one service area for purposes of calculating the ratio under subclause (i). (B) If the first due area for fire protection services and the first due area for emergency medical services differ within a municipality or an area of a municipality receiving emergency services, then the ratio under subclause (i) shall be calculated using the first due area for fire protection services. (ii) Multiply the ratio under subclause (i) by the host municipality’s entire cost of the workers’ compensation premium for covering members of the volunteer emergency service provider. (3) The host municipality and the municipality receiving the emergency services may agree to share the cost on some other basis. (b) As used in this section: “Emergency services” shall mean any of the following: (i) Fire protection services. (ii) Ambulance services. (iii) Emergency medical services. (iv) Quick response services. (v) Emergency management services. (vi) Rescue and lifesaving services. (vii) Hazardous material support services. (viii) Certified hazardous materials response services. “Host municipality” shall mean a municipality that is responsible for workers’ compensation premiums for an emergency service provider located within its corporate boundaries. “Volunteer emergency service provider” shall mean any of the following: (i) A volunteer fire company. (ii) A volunteer ambulance corps. (iii) A volunteer quick response service. (iv) A volunteer rescue and lifesaving squad. (v) A volunteer hazardous materials support team. (vi) A volunteer certified municipal emergency management coordinator. (vii) A volunteer hazardous materials response team.