Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Burns Ind. Code Ann. 34-30-27-1

Summary Title

Liability: Architect, Surveyor, or Engineer


When an emergency declaration is in effect, a registered architect, professional surveyor, or engineer, who, voluntarily and without compensation, provides their services at the request of a federal or state official, will not be held legally responsible for any injury or damage related to their services. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This section only applies during and up to 30 days after a declaration has ended.

Full Title

Immunity of registered architect, land surveyor, or professional engineer who voluntarily provides services after May 31, 2013.

Full Text

An architect registered under IC 25-4-1, a professional surveyor registered under IC 25-21.5, or a professional engineer registered under IC 25-31-1 who, after May 31, 2013, voluntarily, without compensation (other than expense reimbursement), provides architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, or professional services: (1) related to a declared national, state, or local emergency caused by an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, fire, explosion, gale, severe storm, flood, or collapse; and (2) at the request of or with the approval of a federal or state official with executive responsibility in the jurisdiction to coordinate: (A) law enforcement; (B) public safety; or (C) building inspection; believed by the registered architect, professional surveyor, or professional engineer to be acting in an official capacity; is not liable for any personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, or other loss of any nature related to the registered architect’s, professional surveyor’s, or professional engineer’s acts, errors, or omissions in the performance of the services.