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SECTION 1266-F
Medical emergency services plan; implementation on Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company
Public Authorities (PBA) CHAPTER 43-A, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 11
§ 1266-f. Medical emergency services plan; implementation on
Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company. 1. The authority is hereby
authorized and directed to implement a medical emergency services
program not later than April first, nineteen hundred eighty-six, for the
benefit of persons utilizing transportation and other related services
of the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company. Such program shall include
but not be limited to provision for the following: The training of
conductors, trainmen and other designated employees in first aid,
emergency techniques and procedures, handling and positioning of
stricken commuters, and knowledge of procedures and equipment used for
respiratory and cardiac emergencies.

2. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of any general, special
or local law, a designated employee employed upon facilities of the
Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company who has successfully completed a
course in first aid, including instruction and training in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation and who voluntarily and without
expectation of monetary compensation renders first aid, emergency
treatment or cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the scene of an accident
or other emergency, in the course of his duties as an employee of the
Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company to a person who is unconscious,
ill or injured, shall not be liable for damages and injuries alleged to
have been sustained by such person or for damages for death of such
person alleged to have occurred by reason of an act or omission in the
rendering of such first aid, emergency treatment or cardiopulmonary
resuscitation unless it is established that such injuries were or such
death was caused by gross negligence on the part of such designated
employee.