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Profession

Summary

Liability: Instructions to Person in Emergency

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 instructions via an emergency telephone service to a person providing emergency services at another location, or the person, who receives the instructions and acts, 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.,

190.307 R.S.Mo. 2

Good Samaritan Law: Person Trainined in First Aid

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

An individual trained in first aid, who, without compensation, provides emergency care to the level for which they have been trained 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 or intent to cause harm. This section does not include physicians, registered nurses, practical nurses, or EMTs. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

537.037 R.S.Mo. 2

Good Samaritan Law: Health Care Provider

Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional,

A physician, registered nurse, practical nurse, or EMT, who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care at the scene of an emergency or accident, 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 also includes providing care to a minor at the scene of an emergency or accident without first obtaining consent from a guardian or parent. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

537.037 R.S.Mo. 1

Good Samaritan Law: Veterinary Technician

Other Medical Professional,

A veterinary technician, who, in good faith and voluntarily, provides emergency care to an animal 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.,

340.328 R.S.Mo.

Liability: Architect, Engineer, and Building Inspector

Other Volunteer,

An architect, engineer, or building inspector, who volunteers with the emergency volunteer program and acts within their official duties, 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.,

44.023 R.S.Mo. (5)

Liability: Health Care Provider

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

When an emergency declaration is in effect, a licensed health care provider, who agrees to be deployed, will not be legally or professionally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with intent to cause harm.,

44.045 R.S.Mo. (1)

Liability: Use of Opioid Antagonist

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 and with reasonable care, administers an opioid antagonist to a person believed to be suffering from an opioid overdose, or a pharmacist or physician, who, in good faith and with reasonable care, dispenses or prescribes an opioid antagonist, will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. An individual who administers an opioid antagonist must contact emergency personnel immediately.,

195.206 R.S.Mo.

Liability: Mutual Aid Agreement

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 performs their duties in a requesting jurisdiction, will have the same legal protections as if they are in their home jurisdiction. This section is limited to statewide mutual aid agreements.,

44.090 R.S.Mo. 13

Liability: Volunteer Inspector

Other Volunteer,

A professional architect or engineer, who, voluntarily, assists local government in the inspection of buildings after a catastrophe or disaster, will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.,

11 CSR 10-11.120

Scope of Practice: Dispensing of Drugs

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 emergency declaration is in effect, the department of health and senior services can suspend laws regarding dispensing of medication. A volunteer can aid in the dispensing of medication, after appropriate training and under the supervision of a licensed health care provider. A non health care professional will be considered an employee will be legally protected by the legal expense fund.,

44.105 R.S.Mo

Powers, Duties, Rights, Privileges, and Immunities: Emergency Response Worker and Law Enforcement Providing Aid in 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, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, emergency response workers and law enforcement authorities, who are in the state at the request of the governor, a mutual aid agreement, or a compact, will have the same powers, duties, rights, privileges, and immunities as if they were in their home jurisdiction.,

44.100 R.S.Mo. 3(i)

Liability: Use of an AED

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 and voluntarily, provides emergency care through the use of an AED 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 includes the person who provides training on the use of an AED, and the physician that reviews and approves clinical protocol regarding the AED.,

190.092 R.S.Mo. 4

Liability and Workers' Compensation: Mutual Aid Agreement with Kansas

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 member of a political subdivision or public safety agency, who responds to a mutual aid agreement, will be considered to be an employee of the responding political subdivision and is entitled to workers' compensation and legal protections.,

44.095 R.S.Mo. 5

Liability: Volunteer of Nonprofit Organization or Government Entity

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 volunteer of a nonprofit or government entity, who, in good faith, acts within the scope of their duties, 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.,

537.118 R.S.Mo.

Liability: Donation of Food

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 donates canned or perishable food or frozen and packaged venison to nonprofit or charitable organization for free distribution, or the nonprofit or charitable organization, who distributes the food, will not be held legally responsible for injuries or death related to the food. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This section only applies when the food was considered fit for human consumption at the donation or distribution. The venison must be properly dressed and handled according to rules of the department of conservation.,

537.115 R.S.Mo.

Good Samaritan Law: Veterinarian

Veterinarian,

A veterinarian, who, in good faith and voluntarily, provides emergency care to an animal at the scene of an emergency or accident, 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. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.,

340.287 R.S.Mo.

License Reciprocity

Title

Profession

Summary

Powers, Duties, Rights, Privileges, and Immunities: Emergency Response Worker and Law Enforcement Providing Aid in 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, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, emergency response workers and law enforcement authorities, who are in the state at the request of the governor, a mutual aid agreement, or a compact, will have the same powers, duties, rights, privileges, and immunities as if they were in their home jurisdiction.,

44.100 R.S.Mo. 3(i)

License Reciprocity: Out-of-State Business

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 emergency declaration is in effect, an out-of-state business and its employees, who are in the state for the purpose of renovating, installing, or building infrastructure, are not subject to licensing requirements. They are required to register with the secretary of state. This section is limited to the duration of the declaration.,

190.280 R.S.Mo

License Reciprocity: Mutual Aid Agreement

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 emergency declaration is in effect or during a training, a person or entity, who holds a license, certificate, or permit issued by a participating jurisdiction, public safety agency, or the state, will be considered licensed, certified, or permitted in the requesting jurisdiction. This section is limited to statewide mutual aid agreements.,

44.090 R.S.Mo. 10

License Reciprocity: Dentist or Dental Hygienist

Other Medical Professional, Dentist,

A dentist or dental hygienist, who is licensed in another state and is in Missouri to provide free dental care, can do so without becoming licensed in Missouri. This is limited to 14 days per calendar year. A dentist or dental hygienist, who has been denied a license or had a license revoked in Missouri, is not entitled to the section. A dental hygienist must work under the supervision of a licensed dentist.,

332.072 R.S.MO.

License Reciprocity: Health Care Professional

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

When an emergency declaration is in effect, a health care professional licensed and in good standing in another state can be issued a temporary license to provide their services. This license can be reissued every 2 weeks. License verification can be obtained by any means available.,

190.500 R.S.Mo.

License Reciprocity: Governor's Powers

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 emergency declaration is in effect, the Governor can waive or suspend any law or regulation regarding the licensing, certification, or permitting of a professional, mechanical, or other skill.,

44.100 R.S.Mo. 3(g)

Volunteer License: Retired Dental Hygienist

Other Medical Professional,

A retired dental hygienist can apply to obtain a volunteer license to provide free dental hygiene services at health departments or community health centers. They must have previously held a license for at least 10 years in good standing without a lapse period greater than 4 years.,

332.113 R.S.Mo.

Volunteer License: Dentist

Dentist,

A retired dentist can apply to obtain a volunteer license to provide free dental services at health departments or community health centers. They must have previously held a license for at least 10 years in good standing without a lapse period greater than 4 years.,

332.112 R.S.Mo.

Scope of Practice

Title

Profession

Summary

Dispensing of Strategic National Stockpile of Medication

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 emergency declaration is in effect, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services can utilize medical and non-medical volunteers to aid in the dispensing of the strategic national stockpile of medication. The volunteer must fill out all proper paperwork, complete required training, follow the management of the department, and wear proper personal protective equipment.,

19 CSR 20-44.010

Scope of Practice: Dispensing of Drugs

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 emergency declaration is in effect, the department of health and senior services can suspend laws regarding dispensing of medication. A volunteer can aid in the dispensing of medication, after appropriate training and under the supervision of a licensed health care provider. A non health care professional will be considered an employee will be legally protected by the legal expense fund.,

44.105 R.S.Mo

Powers, Duties, Rights, Privileges, and Immunities: Emergency Response Worker and Law Enforcement Providing Aid in 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, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, emergency response workers and law enforcement authorities, who are in the state at the request of the governor, a mutual aid agreement, or a compact, will have the same powers, duties, rights, privileges, and immunities as if they were in their home jurisdiction.,

44.100 R.S.Mo. 3(i)

Workers' Benefits

Title

Profession

Summary

Workers' Compensation: Architect, Engineer, or Building Inspector

Other Volunteer,

An architect, engineer, or building inspector who volunteers with the emergency volunteer program will be entitled to workers' compensation from the state emergency management agency.,

44.023 R.S.Mo. (3)

Powers, Duties, Rights, Privileges, and Immunities: Emergency Response Worker and Law Enforcement Providing Aid in 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, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, emergency response workers and law enforcement authorities, who are in the state at the request of the governor, a mutual aid agreement, or a compact, will have the same powers, duties, rights, privileges, and immunities as if they were in their home jurisdiction.,

44.100 R.S.Mo. 3(i)

Workers' Benefits: Leave of Absence

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 employee of an agency, who is a certified disaster service volunteer, can be granted leave without loss of pay or leave to provide aid to disaster relief services for the American Red Cross or a registered volunteer organization. This section is limited to 120 work hours and 25 full time employees per state fiscal year.,

1 CSR 20-5.020(5)

Workers' Benefits: State Employee Volunteer Leave

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, Minor or Student,

A state employee, who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross or a state recognized disaster services volunteer organization, is entitled to leave with regular pay and without loss to seniority, pay, vacation time, sick leave, or earned overtime accumulation to participate in disaster relief operations upon request of American Red Cross or volunteer organization, with approval of the employing agency. During leave, the employee will not be considered a state employee for the purposes of workers' compensation. This is limited to 120 work hours in a fiscal year, either consecutively or nonconsecutively, and up to 25 state employees can be granted leave.,

105.267 R.S.Mo.

Workers' Compensation: Mutual Aid Agreement

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 is performing duties for a mutual aid agreement and is injured or killed, will be entitled to the same workers' compensation as if they were in their home jurisdiction. This section is limited to statewide mutual aid agreements.,

44.090 R.S.Mo. 11

Workers' Benefits: Volunteer Leave

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 employee of the state, who is a certified disaster service volunteer, and their aid is requested by the American Red Cross or a registered volunteer organization, can be granted leave pay to provide aid. This section is limited to 120 work hours and 25 full time employees per state fiscal year.,

105.267 R.S.Mo.

Liability and Workers' Compensation: Mutual Aid Agreement with Kansas

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 member of a political subdivision or public safety agency, who responds to a mutual aid agreement, will be considered to be an employee of the responding political subdivision and is entitled to workers' compensation and legal protections.,

44.095 R.S.Mo. 5

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer Firefighter

Firefighter,

A volunteer firefighter, who is injured or killed while performing their duties, is entitled to workers' compensation,

287.243 R.S.Mo. 2(4)