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  5. Title 11: Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Authority


Section 1266-F Medical emergency services plan; implementation on Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company

Public Authorities (PBA)

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.