Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

HRS 386-171

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer Personnel


An individual whose voluntary services have been accepted by an authorized person during an emergency or an emergency training and is injured is entitled to compensation for medical or hospital expenses from the State or a county.

Full Title

Volunteer personnel, medical, etc., expenses

Full Text

Any person who is injured in performing service for the State or any county in any voluntary or unpaid capacity under the authorized direction of a public officer or employee, and who has not secured payment of the person’s hospital and medical expenses from the State or the county under any other provision of law and has not secured payment thereof from any third person, shall be paid the person’s reasonable hospital and medical expenses under this chapter.