4123.036 Participation in emergency management benefits.

(A) An emergency management worker, in order to be included under sections 4123.031 to 4123.037 of the Revised Code, and to participate in the benefits thereof, shall be duly registered by the state or local emergency management agency making the registration pursuant to section 5502.34 of the Revised Code.

(B) Such emergency management worker shall have subscribed either to the loyalty oath administered under the provisions of section 5502.34 of the Revised Code, or to the federal form of the loyalty oath administered under the provisions of Public Law No. 268, 82nd Congress.

(C) At the time the accident or event occurs for which a claim is made under sections 4123.01 to 4123.94 of the Revised Code, the emergency management worker shall have been acting in good faith in performing an emergency management duty, function, or act in connection with the development, training, maintenance, or operation of an emergency management agency under expressed or constructive instruction or orders of a duly appointed director or an authorized staff member of the state or local emergency management agency charged with the authority and responsibility for issuing such instructions or orders. To implement this requirement, a permanent record of all meetings, drills, tests, and participation in emergency management activities and ceremonies as well as operations under disaster emergency conditions, shall be maintained, and it is a condition precedent to recovery that any claimant under the provisions of sections 4123.031 to 4123.037 of the Revised Code, shall furnish a certified copy of the permanent record attesting to the participation of said claimant or of the individual whose participation forms the basis for the claim in the respective emergency management activity during or as a result of which a claim for injury or death is made.

(D) The written registration of such worker and a copy of the loyalty oath duly subscribed shall be filed with the state, local, municipal, township, county, area, or other authorized emergency management agency and shall be available for inspection at all reasonable times and for use in providing basic data necessary or required under the regulations pertaining to the filing of claims for workers' compensation.

Effective Date: 10-29-1995