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299A.51 LIABILITY AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Subdivision 1.Liability.

During operations authorized under section 299A.50, members of a regional hazardous materials team operating outside their geographic jurisdiction are "employees of the state" as defined in section 3.736.

Subd. 2.Workers' compensation.

During operations authorized under section 299A.50, members of a regional hazardous materials team operating outside their geographic jurisdiction are considered employees of the Department of Public Safety for purposes of chapter 176.

Subd. 3.Limitation.

A person who provides personnel and equipment to assist at the scene of a hazardous materials response incident outside the person's geographic jurisdiction or property, at the request of the state or a local unit of government, is not liable for any civil damages resulting from acts or omissions in providing the assistance, unless the person acts in a willful and wanton or reckless manner in providing the assistance.