2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 28 - Civil Preparedness and Emergency Services
Chapter 517 - Civil Preparedness, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Section 28-8a - Municipal chief executive officers’ powers during emergency. Benefits for certain persons assisting during emergency. Procedure for payment.
(a) The chief executive officer of the municipality in which a major disaster or emergency occurs, or his designee, may take such action as he deems necessary to mitigate the major disaster or emergency and to secure and preserve any documents and evidence pertinent to and necessary for a future investigation.
(b) Any person who is not a member of a civil preparedness force and who is requested by the chief executive officer of a municipality or his designee to render aid in any major disaster, emergency, disaster emergency or attack shall register, as soon as practicable, with the local chief executive authority of the municipality requesting such aid, or his designee. Any such person for whom workers’ compensation benefits are not otherwise provided shall be compensated for death, disability or injury resulting from the rendering of such aid pursuant to the provisions of chapter 568, except that (1) such person shall be construed to be an employee of the municipality where the aid was rendered and (2) the person’s average weekly wage, as said term is used in chapter 568, shall be ascertained pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 28-14. All claims under this subsection shall be determined according to the procedures specified in chapter 568.
(P.A. 88-359, S. 8, 12; P.A. 89-316, S. 3.)
History: P.A. 89-316 added Subsec. (b) concerning workers’ compensation benefits for certain persons injured while assisting in a major disaster, emergency, disaster emergency or attack.
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