2011 Wyoming Statutes
1-39-103. Definitions.

WY Stat § 1-39-103 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Governmental entity" means the state, University of Wyoming or any local government;

(ii) "Local government" means cities and towns, counties, school districts, joint powers boards, airport boards, public corporations, community college districts, special districts and their governing bodies, all political subdivisions of the state, and their agencies, instrumentalities and institutions;

(iii) "Peace officer" means as defined by W.S. 7-2-101, but does not include those officers defined by W.S. 7-2-101(a)(iv)(K) or those officers defined by W.S. 7-2-101(a)(iv)(M) unless otherwise provided in the applicable mutual aid agreement;

(iv) "Public employee":

(A) Means any officer, employee or servant of a governmental entity, including elected or appointed officials, peace officers and persons acting on behalf or in service of a governmental entity in any official capacity, whether with or without compensation;

(B) Does not include an independent contractor, except as provided in subparagraph (C) of this paragraph, or a judicial officer exercising the authority vested in him;

(C) Includes contract physicians, physician assistants, nurses, optometrists and dentists in the course of providing contract services for state institutions or county jails;

(D) Includes individuals engaged in search and rescue operations under the coordination of a county sheriff pursuant to W.S. 18-3-609(a)(iii) and the provisions of W.S. 1-39-112 shall apply for purposes of damages resulting from bodily injury, wrongful death or property damage caused by their negligence while acting within the scope of their duties;

(E) Includes any volunteer physician providing medical services under W.S. 9-2-103(a)(i)(C).

(v) "Scope of duties" means performing any duties which a governmental entity requests, requires or authorizes a public employee to perform regardless of the time and place of performance;

(vi) "State" or "state agency" means the state of Wyoming or any of its branches, agencies, departments, boards, instrumentalities or institutions;

(vii) "Year 2000 date change" means the change from calendar year 1999 AD to 2000 AD and associated date computations including the proper recognition of the year 2000 as a leap year;

(viii) "This act" means W.S. 1-39-101 through 1-39-121.

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