Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Burns Ind. Code Ann. 10-14-3-15(a)

Summary Title

Liability: Emergency Management Worker


An emergency management worker, who, in good faith, complies, or attempts to comply, with rules or orders by the state or political subdivision regarding emergency management, will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Activities related to emergency management will be considered a government function.

Full Title

Emergency Management worker - Liability - Professional license

Full Text

(a) Any function under this chapter and any other activity relating to emergency management is a governmental function. The state, any political subdivision, any other agencies of the state or political subdivision of the state, or, except in cases of willful misconduct, gross negligence, or bad faith, any emergency management worker complying with or reasonably attempting to comply with this chapter or any order or rule adopted under this chapter, or under any ordinance relating to blackout or other precautionary measures enacted by any political subdivision of the state, is not liable for the death of or injury to persons or for damage to property as a result of any such activity. This section does not affect the right of any person to receive: