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Volunteer Protection Act 1997 PL 105-19

Jun 27th 2013, 19:17

W0GDS

Joined: Jul 31st 2003, 09:31
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As amateur radio was instrumental in getting the PL 105-19 enacted, why is it that this seems to be a forgotten item? This law covers amateur radio operators in all of their activities providing for civil immunity in any liability situation when the actions of the volunteer are being performed as intended, without malace or criminal intent. This means too, that if an amateur radio licensee is participating in any of the many volunteer programs in good faith, the law provides for civil immunity afforded to the volunteer. Even if the volunteer is performing a duty of medical service or other activities that may happen to fall under the guidelines of HIPPA. With this being true, then why is there a pursuit of mandating all volunteer amateur radio operators MUST give ALL of their personal information for a criminal history and background check just to help in a bike race, a marathon, or anything else? This would also apply to other organizations using volunteer personnel so would someone please set this subject into "objective concentrated thought" and let the forum know? Gary Sawyer W0GDS
Jul 1st 2013, 12:21

KF5VPK

Joined: Jan 16th 2013, 01:39
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P.I.I that can be easily stolen shouldn't be given out. Thats Personally Identifiable Information.

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