Sec. 19a-191. (Formerly Sec. 19-73mm). Volunteer ambulance personnel compensated under chapter 568. Hypertension or heart disease presumptions. (a) For the purposes of sections 19a-189 to 19a-191, inclusive, active members shall be construed to be employees of the municipality for the benefit of which ambulance services are rendered while in training or engaged in volunteer ambulance duties and shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Workers’ Compensation Commission and shall be compensated in accordance with the provisions of chapter 568 for death, disability or injury incurred while in training for or engaged in volunteer ambulance duties.
(b) For the purpose of this section, the average weekly wage of any active member shall be construed to be the average weekly earnings of production and related workers in manufacturing in the state as determined by the Labor Commissioner under the provisions of section 31-309.
(c) For the purpose of this section, there shall be no prorating of compensation benefits because of other employment by an active member.
(d) For the purpose of adjudication of claims for the payment of benefits under the provisions of chapter 568, any condition of impairment of health occurring to an active member while such member is in training for or engaged in volunteer ambulance duties, caused by hypertension or heart disease resulting in death or temporary or permanent total or partial disability, shall be presumed to have been suffered in the line of duty and within the scope of his employment, provided such member had previously successfully passed a physical examination by a licensed physician appointed by such company which examination failed to reveal any evidence of such condition.
(P.A. 75-102, S. 3; P.A. 79-376, S. 23.)
History: P.A. 79-376 replaced “workmen’s compensation” with “workers’ compensation” in Subsec. (a); Sec. 19-73mm transferred to Sec. 19a-191 in 1983.