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Law Number

Iowa Code 29C.22(6)

Summary Title

Liability: Statewide Mutual Aid Compact


An individual, who, in good faith, provides aid under the intrastate mutual aid system, will be considered an agent of the requesting political subdivision and will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. This section is limited to the intrastate mutual aid system.

Full Title

Statewide Mutual Aid Compact

Full Text

6. Article VI — Liability. Officers or employees of a participating government rendering aid in another participating government jurisdiction pursuant to this compact shall be considered agents of the requesting participating government for tort liability and immunity purposes and a participating government or its officers or employees rendering aid in another jurisdiction pursuant to this compact shall not be liable on account of any act or omission in good faith on the part of the forces while so engaged or on account of the maintenance or use of any equipment or supplies in connection with the aid. Good faith in this article shall not include willful misconduct, gross negligence, or recklessness.