2009 New Jersey Code
TITLE 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
34:15
34:15-75 - Compensation for injury, death for certain volunteers

34:15-75  Compensation for injury, death for certain volunteers.

34:15-75.  Compensation for injury and death, either or both, of any volunteer fireman, county fire marshal, assistant county fire marshal, volunteer first aid or rescue squad worker, volunteer driver of any municipally-owned or operated ambulance, forest fire warden or forest fire fighter employed by the State of New Jersey, member of a board of education, special reserve or auxiliary policeman doing volunteer public police duty under the control or supervision of any commission, council or any other governing body of any municipality, emergency management volunteer doing emergency management service, health care workers, public health workers and support services personnel registered with the Emergency Health Care Provider Registry pursuant to section 6 of P.L.2005, c.222 (C.26:13-6) and doing emergency management service for the State, or any volunteer worker for the Division of Parks and Forestry, the Division of Fish and Wildlife, the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust or the New Jersey Historic Trust, shall:

a.Be based upon a weekly salary or compensation conclusively presumed to be received by such person in an amount sufficient to entitle him, or, in the event of his death, his dependents, to receive the maximum compensation by this chapter authorized; and

b.Not be subject to the seven-day waiting period provided in R.S.34:15-14.

Amended 1945, c.74, s.18; 1951, c.276; 1952, c.316, s.2; 1953, c.340, s.2; 1967, c.297, s.2; 1978, c.145, s.3; 1995, c.383, s.3; 1997, c.199, s.3; 2001, c.328, s.2; 2005, c.222, s.34.
 
34:15-76.Payments to certain volunteers
34:15-76.  All payments of compensation to volunteer firemen, county fire marshals, assistant county fire marshals, volunteer first aid or rescue squad workers, volunteer drivers of any municipally-owned or operated ambulance, special, reserve or auxiliary policemen doing volunteer public police duty under the control or supervision of any commission, council or any other governing body of any municipality, or emergency management volunteers doing emergency management service, shall be governed by and be subject to the provisions of this chapter.  The premiums therefor shall be paid from the tax levy, and the insurance shall protect such persons from loss by reason of injury or death suffered while engaged in the performance of duty.

Amended 1952,c.316,s.3; 1953,c.340,s.3; 1978,c.145,s.4; 1995,c.383, s.5.
 

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