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Provision of workmen's compensation for civil defense volunteers
Workers' Compensation (WKC) CHAPTER 67, ARTICLE 10
§ 303. Provision of workmen's compensation for civil defense
volunteers. A civil defense volunteer performing authorized civil
defense services shall be deemed to be in special employment of his
local office as defined in the state defense emergency act. Workmen's
compensation benefits are provided in this article for disability or
death proximately caused by injury in the course of such special
employment without regard to fault as a cause of injury. Such special
employment may be within the area under the jurisdiction of the local
director in which civil defense volunteers of said local office are
mobilized or outside such area where civil defense volunteers are
operating in accordance with plans approved by or orders issued by the
New York state civil defense commission.