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48-953.Obligation of participating political subdivisions to provide assistance; conditions. A participating political subdivision's obligation to provide assistance in the prevention of, response to and recovery from a locally-declared emergency or in authorized drills or exercises is subject to the following conditions:

(a) A participating political subdivision requesting assistance must have either declared a state of emergency in the manner specified in K.S.A. 48-932, and amendments thereto, or authorized drills and exercises;

(b) a responding participating political subdivision may withhold resources to the extent necessary to provide reasonable protection and services for its own jurisdiction;

(c) emergency responders of a responding participating political subdivision shall continue under the command and control of their responding jurisdiction, to include medical protocols, standard operating procedures and other protocols, but shall be under the operational control of the appropriate officials within the incident management system of the participating political subdivision receiving the assistance; and

(d) assets and equipment of a responding participating political subdivision shall continue under the control of the responding political subdivision but shall be under the operational control of the appropriate officials within the incident management system of the participating political subdivision receiving the assistance.

History: L. 2006, ch. 106, § 6; July 1.



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