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Title

Profession

Summary

Immunities, Relief, Disability, and Workers' compensation: Emergency Worker Providing Aid in a Another Jurisdiction

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

An emergency worker who is engaged in emergency management activities and is complying with, or attempting to comply with, orders or rules within their scope of duties, will receive the same immunities, relief, disability, and workers' compensation as State employees performing similar work. The State, political subdivision, or other entity supervising emergency workers are responsible for providing liability coverage, including legal defense, for an emergency worker working within the scope of their duties and not with extreme carelessness or without good faith.,

ARS 26-314(C)

Good Samaritan Law

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

A licensed or certified health care professional, ambulance attendant, or a person who, in good faith, voluntarily, and without compensation, provides emergency care at a public gathering or at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

ARS 32-1471

Liability: Arizona Employee and Emergency Worker when Out-of-State

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

A state or its officers, agents, emergency workers, or employees who, in good faith,  provide aid pursuant to an interstate agreement or compact will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. This includes the maintenance or use of any equipment or supplies in connection with an emergency.,

ARS 26-314(D)

Liability: State and Political Subdivision

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

The State or other political subdivision and its departments, agencies, or boards will not be held legally responsible for the performance, or failure to perform, of an emergency worker in good faith. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness.,

ARS 26-314(A)

Liability: Emergency Responder

Other Volunteer, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Firefighter, Law Enforcement,

A licensed, certified, or authorized emergency responder who, in good faith,  provides emergency response at a scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. A licensed, certified, or authorized emergency responder who is complying with, or attempting to comply with, orders or rules within their scope of duties, will receive the same immunities, relief, disability, and workers' compensation as State employees performing similar work.,

ARS 49-133

Good Samaritan Law

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

A city or town, its employees, fire or ambulance company, property owner, health care professional, or emergency medical services provider who provides or arranges emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intentionally to cause harm. This does not relieve an emergency medical services provider from being held legally responsible for conduct while driving a vehicle. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

ARS 9-500.02(A)

Good Samaritan Law: Outside City Limits Emergency

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

A city or town, its employees, or a health care professional who is requested to help at the scene of a car accident or an emergency outside of the city or town limits will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act, while providing or arranging care. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intentionally to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

ARS 9-500.02(B)

Liability: Instructions to Emergency Medical Services Provider

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Veterinarian, Dentist,

A licensed or certified health care provider in Arizona who, in good faith, provides instructions to emergency medical services providers at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible if the instructions follow the minimum standard.,

ARS 36-2206

Good Samaritan Law: Administration of Epi Pen

Other Volunteer, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Social Worker,

An individual who, in good faith and without compensation,  administers epinephrine to another person believed to be suffering an allergic reaction when a health care professional is not immediately available will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness and intentionally to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

ARS 36-2226

Scope of Practice: Emergency Care by a Veterinarian Technician

Veterinarian,

A veterinarian technician can provide emergency care or first aid to an animal until a veterinarian arrives or if supervised by a licensed veterinarian by phone.,

ARS 32-2249(B)

Liability: Design Professional

Other Volunteer,

An architect, engineer, geologist, home inspector, landscaper, or surveyor registered as a volunteer and who, in good faith, provides professional services to emergency personnel at a scene of a disaster will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act.,

ARS 32-110

Good Samaritan Law: Veterinarian

Veterinarian,

A licensed veterinarian who in good faith, voluntarily, and without compensation provides care to an animal at the scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

ARS 32-2261

Good Samaritan Law: Use of Force at the Scene of an Emergency

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

A physician, a registered nurse, or a person who provides care at the scene of an emergency can use reasonable physical force to administer a lawful form of care to help an injured or sick person. Consent by the injured or sick person or a person entrusted with his care is required unless the person who is providing care reasonably believes there is no one to consult for consent. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

ARS 13-403(5)

Good Samaritan Law: Emergency Medical Services Provider or Law Enforcement Officer Administration of Opiate Antagonist

Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Law Enforcement,

An emergency medical services provider or peace officer who is trained to administer and, reasonably and in good faith,  does administer an opiate antagonist to a person believed to be suffering from an opiate related drug overdose will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. The licensed physician or nurse practitioner who, reasonably and in good faith,  prescribed a standing order of an opiate antagonist will not be held legally responsible. An emergency medical services provider, a peace officer, a licensed physician, or nurse practitioner can be held legally responsible if acting with carelessness. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

ARS 36-2228

Workers' Compensation: Arizona Employee and Emergency Worker when Out-of-State

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

An officers, agent, employee or emergency worker of Arizona, or a political subdivision who, in good faith, performs their duties outside of their normal jurisdiction will receive the same legal protections, relief, disability, and workers' compensation as if they were in their home jurisdiction unless acting with carelessness.,

ARS 26-314(B)

Liability: Use of AED

Other Volunteer, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official,

A physician who oversees the use of an AED, a CPR or AED trainer, a person or entity that owns, possesses, or provides an AED, a user trained to use an AED, or a person who uses an AED to provide emergency care will not be held legally responsible if they act in good faith and not with extreme carelessness or intentionally to cause harm.,

ARS 36-2263

License Reciprocity

Title

Profession

Summary

License Reciprocity: Professional, Mechanical, or Other Skills

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, a person holding a license, certificate, or permit issued by another state showing qualifications of a professional, mechanical, or other skill can provide those services in Arizona without being subjected to the licensing requirements of Arizona.,

ARS 26-310

License Reciprocity: Psychologist

Other Medical Professional,

A psychologist actively licensed or certified at the independent level in another jurisdiction of the U.S. or Canada can practice in Arizona if they practice within their scope of practice, their client is aware of the limited nature of the services, and the services do not exceed 20 days per year. A psychologist can exceed the 20 day limit upon acknowledgement from the Board of Psychologist Examiners.,

ARS 32-2075(A)(4)

License Reciprocity: Out-of-State Business and Employee Registration, License, and Certificate

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

An out-of-state business or employee temporarily in the state to provide disaster recovery will not be subjected to state or local registration, licensing, or certification requirements regarding the services they are providing if they are in compliance with the requirements of their home jurisdiction. The division of emergency management can request that the out-of-state business provides notice they are performing disaster recovery.,

ARS 32-4502

Temporary Licenses: Embalmer and Funeral Director

Other Volunteer,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers can issue temporary licenses to embalmers or funeral directors who hold active licenses in other jurisdictions. These license will be valid for up to 30 days.,

ARS 32-1326

License Reciprocity: Veterinarian

Veterinarian,

A veterinarian licensed in another state who comes to Arizona to provide voluntary services during a local or state declared emergency can be issued a temporary permit. In order to be issued a temporary permit, the veterinarian must be in good standing with their home state and complete an application. The temporary license is valid for up to 90 days and allows the veterinarian to practice in accordance with the rules and scope of practice of Arizona.,

ARS 32-2216(A), (D)

License Reciprocity: Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacist,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, an out-of-state licensed pharmacist or a pharmacy intern or technician working under the supervision of a pharmacist can dispense prescription medications in counties, cities, or towns affected by the emergency when participating in emergency relief. The recognition of an out-of-state license will end at the termination of the declared emergency.,

AAC R4-23-413

Scope of Practice: Retired Physician Volunteer

Physician,

A retired osteopathic physician can provide up to 10 hours of volunteer work per week without paying biennial renewal fee for their license.,

ARS 32-1832

License Reciprocity: Physical Therapist

Other Medical Professional,

A physical therapist licensed in another jurisdiction of the U.S. can provide physical therapy in Arizona to victims of a declared local, state, or national disaster or emergency for the duration of the emergency but no longer than 60 days. The nonresident physical therapist must register with the Arizona Board of Physical Therapy.,

ARS 32-2021(C)(5)

Scope of Practice

Title

Profession

Summary

Scope of Practice: Pharmacist Dispensing Prescriptions during a Declared Emergency

Pharmacist,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, a licensed pharmacist can work within the affected county, city, or town to dispense one-time emergency prescription refills for medication essential to the maintenance of life or therapy and the pharmacist makes a good faith effort to record the prescription as an emergency prescription. The prescription is limited to a 30 day supply. If the declared emergency extends more than 21 days, a second prescription can be dispensed. An out-of-state pharmacist is required to have proof of licensure from another state and must be engaged in a legitimate relief effort only for the duration of the declared emergency.,

ARS 32-1910

Scope of Practice: Emergency Care by a Veterinarian Technician

Veterinarian,

A veterinarian technician can provide emergency care or first aid to an animal until a veterinarian arrives or if supervised by a licensed veterinarian by phone.,

ARS 32-2249(B)

Scope of Practice: Pharmacist Administering Immunizations, Vaccines, and Epi Pen

Pharmacist,

A pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or graduate intern can, without a prescription, administer immunizations and vaccines to adults when they are listed as recommended by the CDC or for international travel; to children when they are for influenza or a declared public health emergency; or epinephrine and diphenhydramine in an emergency. A pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or graduate intern are required to have a prescription when administering the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine, Rabies vaccine, Typhoid vaccines, and Yellow fever vaccine. The pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or graduate intern must complete the appropriate training and have the appropriate supervision.,

AAC R4-23-411

Scope of Practice: Physician Assistant Supervision during a Declared Emergency

Other Medical Professional, Physician,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, a physician assistant licensed in Arizona or another U.S. jurisdiction can provide medical care without the supervision of a physician.,

ARS 32-2535

Good Samaritan Law: Emergency Medical Services Provider or Law Enforcement Officer Administration of Opiate Antagonist

Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Law Enforcement,

An emergency medical services provider or peace officer who is trained to administer and, reasonably and in good faith,  does administer an opiate antagonist to a person believed to be suffering from an opiate related drug overdose will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. The licensed physician or nurse practitioner who, reasonably and in good faith,  prescribed a standing order of an opiate antagonist will not be held legally responsible. An emergency medical services provider, a peace officer, a licensed physician, or nurse practitioner can be held legally responsible if acting with carelessness. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

ARS 36-2228

License Reciprocity: Veterinarian

Veterinarian,

A veterinarian licensed in another state who comes to Arizona to provide voluntary services during a local or state declared emergency can be issued a temporary permit. In order to be issued a temporary permit, the veterinarian must be in good standing with their home state and complete an application. The temporary license is valid for up to 90 days and allows the veterinarian to practice in accordance with the rules and scope of practice of Arizona.,

ARS 32-2216(A), (D)

Temporary Pharmacies During a Declared Emergency

Pharmacist,

A temporary pharmacy or a pharmacy licensed or permitted in another state can be located in a declared disaster area when it is necessary to provide pharmacy services during a declared state of emergency. The temporary pharmacy must be under the control of a pharmacist, within the disaster area, properly secured to prevent theft, have proper record keeping and the Board must be notified of its existence. The Board can monitor and inspect temporary pharmacies.,

AAC R4-23-617

Workers' Benefits

Title

Profession

Summary

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

An individual who volunteers with a political subdivision are entilted to workers' compensation if injured or killed while performing their duties.,

ARS 23-901.06

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Emergency Management Team, and Unorganized Militia

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist,

A member of a volunteer fire department, a volunteer law enforcement officer, a member of a volunteer sheriff's reserve, a member of the unorganized militia, ambulance drivers and attendants, volunteer workers for a licensed health care institution, personnel of search and rescue operations, and personnel who participate in training or exercises who are enrolled with the division of emergency management or political subdivision can receive workers' compensation.,

ARS 23-901

Workers' Compensation: Arizona Employee and Emergency Worker when Out-of-State

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker,

An officers, agent, employee or emergency worker of Arizona, or a political subdivision who, in good faith, performs their duties outside of their normal jurisdiction will receive the same legal protections, relief, disability, and workers' compensation as if they were in their home jurisdiction unless acting with carelessness.,

ARS 26-314(B)

Liability: Emergency Responder

Other Volunteer, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Firefighter, Law Enforcement,

A licensed, certified, or authorized emergency responder who, in good faith,  provides emergency response at a scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. A licensed, certified, or authorized emergency responder who is complying with, or attempting to comply with, orders or rules within their scope of duties, will receive the same immunities, relief, disability, and workers' compensation as State employees performing similar work.,

ARS 49-133