|Posted:||January 18, 2019 10:49 AM|
|From:||Representative Curtis G. Sonney|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Worker's Compensation for Off-Duty EMS Personnel|
|In the near future, I will be introducing legislation which will amend Section 601 of the Workers’ Compensation Act to extend Worker’s Compensation (WC) protection to members of emergency medical services agencies when not officially on duty.
Specifically, my proposal amends Section 601 of Act 338 of 1915, known as the Workers’ Compensation Act, to extend WC coverage to EMS personnel if all the following apply;
I believe it is important to protect our EMS providers who are dedicated to saving the lives of others, even when they are not officially on duty. Whether they respond to a 911 call with their EMS agency for a municipality or freely utilize their expertise in saving a life, EMS personnel deserve to know that they and their families will be taken care of in cases involving injury or death. I would appreciate your consideration and support of this legislation.
Introduced as HB442