Who is defined as a "First Response Employee?"

Under the 3-30-2020 Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency Emergency Rules, a First Response Employee is defined as one or more of the following:

  • A person working in ambulance operations and advanced mobile emergency care services, county medical care facilities, emergency services, emergency medical services, homes for the aged, hospices, hospitals and nursing homes.
  • A person working in a home health agency or visiting nurse association.
  • Any person working as a physician, physician assistant, nurse, emergency medical technician, paramedic or respiratory therapist.
  • Any police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians, on-call members of a fire department, volunteer civil defense workers, on-call members of a life support agency or members of an emergency rescue team, as those terms are used in the Worker's Disability Compensation Act of 1969, 1969 PA 317.
  • A member of the Michigan State Police or an officer of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Department of the State Police.
  • A Michigan Department of Corrections Officer or local corrections officer.