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Workers' Compensation (WKC) CHAPTER 67, ARTICLE 10
§ 302. Definitions. Except as otherwise provided in this article,
terms used in this article shall have the meaning given to such terms in
articles one to eight, inclusive, of this chapter and in the state
defense emergency act.

"Civil defense volunteers" shall include those members of the civil
defense forces under the provisions of the state defense emergency act
who are volunteer persons serving without compensation in the personnel
of volunteer agencies.

"Authorized civil defense service" for the purposes of this article
includes duties and services performed by an air raid warden during
attack, actual or imminent, and subsequent to attack, but not during
training or practice periods; and duties and services performed by a
civil defense volunteer other than an air raid warden following actual
attack, but not during training or practice periods or during attack,
actual or imminent. For the purposes of this article, such services
shall be those authorized by the local director of civil defense in
accordance with regulations and orders of the commission or state
director of civil defense.

"Injury" within the meaning of this article means only accidental
injury arising in the course of authorized civil defense service during
attack, actual or imminent, or subsequent to attack, and disease or
infection that may be sustained or death incurred either as the natural
and unavoidable result thereof or of exposure to radiation or to noxious
gases or to germ warfare in the course of such authorized service.

"Commission" shall mean the state civil defense commission created by
article three of the state defense emergency act, and "state director"
shall mean the New York state director of civil defense appointed under
the provisions of said act.

"Board" shall mean the workmen's compensation board.

"Chairman" shall mean the chairman of the workmen's compensation