Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

NY CLS Work Comp 10

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Off Duty Emergency Medical Services Provider


An on duty emergency medical services provider who, voluntarily and without compensation, provides medical assistance at an emergency and is injured is entitled to workers' compensation.

Full Title

Liability for Compensation

Full Text

2. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, an injury incurred by an individual currently employed as an emergency medical technician or an advanced emergency medical technician who is certified pursuant to section three thousand two of the public health law, while voluntarily and without expectation of monetary compensation rendering medical assistance at the scene of an accident shall be deemed to have arisen out of and in the course of the employment with that emergency medical technician or advanced emergency medical technician’s current employer.