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SECTION 1266-B
Medical emergency services plan; implementation on Long Island Rail Road
Public Authorities (PBA) CHAPTER 43-A, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 11
§ 1266-b. Medical emergency services plan; implementation on Long
Island Rail Road. 1. a. The authority in consultation with the Long
Island Rail Road is hereby authorized and directed to implement a
comprehensive medical emergency services program, including an emergency
response protocol, not later than September first, two thousand five,
for the benefit of persons utilizing transportation and other related
services of the Long Island Rail Road. Such program shall include but
not be limited to provision for the following: The training of
designated employees in first aid, emergency techniques and procedures,
handling and positioning of stricken commuters, knowledge of procedures
and equipment used for respiratory and cardiac emergencies and an
emergency response protocol for all employees.

b. Such program and plan shall be submitted to the temporary president
of the senate, the speaker of the assembly and the governor on or before
September first, two thousand five, and shall be updated as necessary.
The authority will issue an annual report on or before April first of
each year beginning April first, two thousand six, which will include
current updates, descriptions of medical emergencies, responses and
outcomes since the most recent report, information regarding training of
personnel, analysis of the current plan and any recommendations for
improving the program.

2. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of any general, special
or local law, a designated employee employed upon facilities of the Long
Island Rail Road who has been trained in first aid, emergency techniques
and procedures, handling and positioning of stricken commuters, and the
applicable procedures and equipment used for respiratory and cardiac
emergencies who voluntarily and without the expectation of monetary
compensation renders any of the foregoing treatment in an emergency to a
commuter upon facilities of the Long Island Rail Road who is
unconscious, ill or injured shall not be liable for damages for injuries
alleged to have been sustained by such commuter or for damages for the
death of such commuter alleged to have occurred by reason of an act or
omission in the rendering of such treatment in an emergency unless it is
established that such injuries were or such death was caused by gross
negligence on the part of such designated employee.