2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 10 - All Hazard Emergency Management
Section 12-10-13 - In-state license holders; powers; duties.
During an emergency, a person who holds a license, certificate or other permit that is issued by the state and that evidences the meeting of qualifications for professional, mechanical or other skills may be credentialed, if appropriate and approved by the department of health or the homeland security and emergency management department, to render aid involving those skills to meet a declared emergency, and shall be considered a public employee for the purposes of the Tort Claims Act [ 41-4-1 through 41-4-27 NMSA 1978] when approved to perform those duties.
History: Laws 2002, ch. 83, § 4; 2007, ch. 291, § 21.
Compiler's notes. — Laws 2002, ch. 83, § 4 was originally enacted as part of the Uniform Licensing Act in Chapter 61 but was reassigned to appear as this section.
Cross references. — For definition of "emergency", see 61-1-2 NMSA 1978.
The 2007 amendment, effective July 1, 2007, changed references from the "department of public safety" to the "homeland security and emergency management department".