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Law Number

Utah Code Ann. 67-20-3

Summary Title

Workers' Benefits: Governmental Volunteer Workers


An unpaid volunteer government worker is entitled to the same workers’ compensation as Utah state employees and enjoys the same protections from being held legally responsible as Utah government employees.

Full Title

Purposes for which a volunteer is considered a government employee — Limitations of liability for volunteer facilitators

Full Text

(1) Except as provided in Subsection (2) or (3), a volunteer is considered a government employee for purposes of: (a) receiving workers’ compensation medical benefits, which shall be the exclusive remedy for all injuries and occupational diseases as provided under Title 34A, Chapter 2, Workers’ Compensation Act, and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act; (b) the operation of a motor vehicle or equipment if the volunteer is properly licensed and authorized to do so; and (c) liability protection and indemnification normally afforded paid a government employee.