Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

KRS 39A.280(8)

Summary Title

Liability: Professional Architect or Engineer


A professional architect or engineer, who, voluntarily and without compensation, provides their services at the scene of a declared emergency at the request of a public official, 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. This section only applies for during or within 90 days after the end of a disaster.

Full Title

Nature of disaster and emergency response functions provided by state or local management agency, licensed professional engineer, or licensed architect — Immunity, exceptions.

Full Text

(7) While engaged in disaster and emergency response activity, volunteers and auxiliary disaster and emergency response workers enrolled or registered with a local disaster and emergency service organization or with the division in accordance with subsection (6) of this section shall have the same degree of responsibility for their actions and enjoy the same immunities as officers and employees of the state and its political subdivisions performing similar work, including the provisions of KRS 12.211, 12.212, and 12.215, allowing the Attorney General to provide defense of any civil action brought against a volunteer enrolled or registered with a local disaster or emergency service organization or with the division due to an act or omission made in the scope and course of a disaster and emergency response activity.