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Profession

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Liability: Foreign Firefighter Agreements

Firefighter,

When the U.S. enters into an agreement with a foreign fire organization for aid during a wildfire, the party requesting aid must assume legal responsibility for the aiding party for acting or failing to act.,

42 USCS 1856n-1

Liability: Public Health Countermeasure

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

When an public health emergency declaration is in effect, certain people will not be held legally responsible for loss related to the use of a countermeasure.,

42 USCS 247d-6d(a)

Liability: Volunteer

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

A nonprofit or government volunteer who acts within the scope of their duties and are appropriately licensed or certified 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 does not apply to a volunteer operating a motor vehicle, vessel, or aircraft.,

42 USCS 14503(a)

Liability: Food Donation

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

An individual who, in good faith, donates foods or goods appearing to be wholesome to a nonprofit will not be held legally responsible regarding the nature, age, or condition of the donation. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This section also applies to a person who collection the donation of foods or goods.,

42 USCS 1791

Liability: Hazardous Waste Assistance

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

An individual who provides care, assistance, or advice regarding the release, or threat of release, of a hazardous material will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. This section also applies to state and local governments aiding, assisting, or advising regarding a release of a hazardous waste.,

42 USCS 9607(d)

Liability: Use of AED

Other Volunteer, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement,

An individual who uses, or attempts to use, an AED on a victim of a medical emergency will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if they fail to notify emergency response personnel or they act with extreme carelessness. This legal protection does not apply to a licensed health professional working within the scope of their license or when an AED is used in a hospital or health care setting.,

42 USCS 238q

Liability: Intermittent Disaster Response Personnel

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

An intermittent disaster response personnel who acts within the scope of their appointment 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.,

42 USCS 300hh-11(c)

Liability: Cost of Care and Assistance

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

An individual who provides care or assistance in response to a disaster or emergency will not be responsible for costs incurred by the U.S. for the care or assistance.,

42 USCS 5160(b)

Liability: Federal Government

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

The federal government will not be held legally responsible for the performance, or failure to perform, a discretionary emergency management duty by an agency or employee.,

44 CFR 206.9

License Reciprocity

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Profession

Summary

License Reciprocity: Health Professional

Other Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, the Secretary can waive licensing requirements for health professionals to be licensed in the state where the emergency has been declared if they have equivalent licensing in another state. The Secretary can also waive the requirement that patients be stabilized prior to being transferred if necessary due to the declared emergency and the requirement of obtaining the patient's consent to speak with family members. These waivers last until the end of the declared emergency or up to 60 days.,

42 USCS 1320b-5

Scope of Practice

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Workers' Benefits

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Workers' Compensation: Government Employee and Officer

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

A civil officer, government employee, or an authorized individual is entitled to workers' compensation if injured or killed while performing their duties.,

20 CFR 10.5

Workers' Compensation: Intermittent Disaster Response Personnel

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

Intermittent disaster response personnel are entitled to workers' compensation when injured in the performance of their duty.,

42 USCS 300hh-11(d)