About the Volunteer Protection Act

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we have received many questions from our members in regards to the liability professional engineers in New York State when volunteering.  The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997, signed into law on June 18th, 1997, was created to “provide certain protections to volunteers, non-profit organizations and governmental entities in lawsuits based on the activities of volunteers.”

The Act provides liability protection for volunteers under the following conditions: [Read more…]