Sec. 19a-189. (Formerly Sec. 19-73kk). Definitions. Whenever used in this section and sections 19a-190 to 19a-192, inclusive, the word “municipality” includes each town, consolidated town and city, consolidated town and borough, city, borough, school district, fire district, fire and sewer district, sewer district, lighting district, improvement association or any other municipal corporation or taxing district, which has entered into a contract to provide its inhabitants volunteer ambulance services; the term “volunteer ambulance duties” includes duties performed while performing volunteer ambulance services, while answering calls for such ambulance services, while directly returning from the performance of such ambulance services, while at such ambulance service drills or parades, while at tests or trials of any apparatus or equipment normally used in the performance of such ambulance services, while going directly to or returning directly from such tests or trials, while instructing or being instructed in the performance of such ambulance services, while performing ambulance services under emergency medical service requirements, while performing ambulance services in a civil defense emergency, while answering ambulance service calls under a mutual aid agreement between municipalities, or while performing ambulance services for nonresidents of the municipality which contracted for such services; the term “volunteer ambulance service” includes the driving of any person to a medical facility or hospital and the medical care and treatment of such person while en route to such medical facility or hospital; the term “active member” includes any person who performs volunteer ambulance duties for any volunteer ambulance company, whether paid or not paid for his services, except such person who, because of contract of employment, comes under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
(P.A. 75-102, S. 1; P.A. 79-376, S. 22; P.A. 81-279.)
History: P.A. 79-376 replaced “workmen’s compensation” with “workers’ compensation”; P.A. 81-279 expanded the definition of “volunteer ambulance duties” to include performance of emergency medical and civil defense services, mutual and ambulance services, and ambulance services for nonresidents; Sec. 19-73kk transferred to Sec. 19a-189 in 1983.