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Law Number

Utah Code Ann. 67-20-3(2)

Summary Title

Workers' Benefits: Volunteer Safety Officer


A law enforcement official or firefighter who serves as an unpaid volunteer safety officer is entitled to workers’ compensation through the state agency that is directing volunteer safety officer activities. They also have the same protections from being held legally responsible as the state agency employees.

Full Title

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

Full Text

(2) (a) A supervising agency shall provide workers’ compensation benefits for a volunteer safety officer as provided in Section 67-20-7. (b) A volunteer safety officer is considered an employee of the supervising agency of the volunteer safety officer for purposes of Subsections (1)(b) and (c).