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There is a state law that requires you to obey the police: ORC 2917.13, which says you may not Fail to obey the lawful order of any law enforcement officer engaged in the law enforcement officer's duties at the scene of or in connection with a fire, accident, disaster, riot, or emergency of any kind. If you do, misconduct at an emergency is a ...


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The key statutory tool is §14-303 of Title 14. Having previously declared a state of emergency, (b) After proclaiming a state of emergency, the Governor may promulgate reasonable orders, rules, or regulations that the Governor considers necessary to protect life and property or calculated effectively to control and terminate the public emergency ...


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The government cannot force people to get vaccinated, without passing a law to that effect. When they do, they can. This was sorted out in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11, when the Supreme Court, in 1905, ruled: The liberty secured by the Constitution of the United States does not import an absolute right in each person to be at all times, and in ...


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I'm speculating a bit, but it is sometimes hard to distinguish a 'request' from an 'order' when dealing with law enforcement. Police might say "Can you open this door for us please?". But this can mean either "we would like you to open this door for us if you don't mind" or "we are ordering you to open this door, but in a polite way". I wold perhaps ...


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Yes, you can ask but if they don’t they can come in anyway. The law gives them the right to enter in certain circumstances. Notwithstanding, any government employee that disclosed confidential information that they got in the course of their employment could be sued and possibly prosecuted.


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Authority A lot of this falls under life skills and common sense, rather than law per se. If you've lived and worked in skyscrapers and laboratories and corporate environments these are things you just come to know. Maybe some of this comes from being a Boy Scout growing up as well. Calling 911 Usually there would be a law prohibiting employment ...


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Where DRUG exists, a law can be passed to that effect. It's worth noting as a corollary that where DRUG does not yet exist, the government is allowed to quarantine people indefinitely where they present a risk. This was perfectly demonstrated in the case of Typhoid Mary - she was initially quarantined for several years, then allowed out on the condition ...


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Despite comments in the Reddit thread you linked, I doubt it's the law in any US state, but it would be matter of policy in any state and in many other countries as well. It's not the emergency medical personnel's job, whether EMTs, paramedics or firefighters, to risk their lives giving emergency aid while a dangerous armed criminal is potentially in the ...


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Unless there is some surprise in the wording of your contract, you have no realistic legal recourse. You had a hope that the warranty could provide something which it does not provide. A "reasonable person" would read the wording of the contract and understand that it requires pre-approval, and does not include an exception clause "unless it gets really cold"...


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Presidential power of that type might arise from congressional authorization, where Congress authorizes action when POTUS deems that such-and-such is the case. An example is 8 USC 1182(f), which says Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the ...


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The situation is that Executive Order 2020-33 is no more, and a new order, 2020-68 exists. The old orders to stay home are now copied under this order, but it may be necessary for her to re-issue (a subset of) the orders so that they are pursuant to #68 and not #33 (live by the technicality, die by the technicality). If she does not do that quickly, I expect ...


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Maybe, but probably not, although this would be a question of fact to resolve on a case by case basis under broad legal standards by a jury, and would also depend upon the state where it took place, and upon the nature of the employer of the paramedic. The hypothetical facts in this case are rich enough and ambiguous enough that the case could go either way ...


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Wife was an RA at a women's college. I'm seeing this from two perspectives... 1) the police / fire are just human beings like you and me. They're not infallable. There may be a single set of keys, and the person responding might not have them. But, if the officer or fire personel are responding to an emergency, then they do need access. Facilitating their ...


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In other words, what thoughts regarding freedoms and rights from the founders of a nation support a leader taking supreme power over its Congress? Generally speaking, one doesn't take "supreme power over Congress", one instead, disregards laws duly enacted by Congress or express mandates of the Constitution, including those related to cooperation with ...


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The question conflates two issues that only sometimes overlap - emergency powers on one hand, and the authority of the President v. Congress on issues of foreign affairs and national security on the other. Some of the big cases involving the emergency powers of the President are entirely domestic: FDR's bank holidays, a case involving the President ...


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It is a felony to escape from a jail; see California Penal Code section 4532. (Escapes from a prison are covered in section 4530). However, California law recognizes a necessity defense when a crime is committed in order to avoid "significant bodily harm". (See the link for other important elements of the defense.) This defense would probably only be ...


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Considering that there would be good reasons for such a policy, it's unlikely that there's a specific law agaisnt it. An in-house security/fire department is the appropriate organization to coordinate with external responders. It wouldn't be useful if the public Fire department arrives at a closed gate, for instance. The police department might find the ...


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The question of whether it would be a crime to escape in that situation boils down to the "necessity" or "choice of evils" justification which applies only in extreme circumstances but might apply here. As others have noted, that defense would apply only so long as it is actually necessary to escape to stay alive, after which someone would have to ...


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You can not realistically ask municipal emergency responders to sign an NDA before entering your facility. However, you may be able to form your own police department, fire department, etc. - depending on laws in your jurisdiction. Then it is your department, and you can NDA the staff if you want. Negotiate with your municipality. I am sure they will be ...


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§38 StVO Wegerecht You are required to make way when practible i. e. within the rules of the StVO it is assumed that a driver does not have the needed overview to correctly access the situation If nothing else is possible, infringements are tolerated. A driver should note date, time and (where practical) ambulance number, so that if a fine is sent (red ...


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All of them AFAIK, there is no law in any country that would require ambulance officers to put themselves in harms way. Indeed, in almost all jurisdictions there would be a Work Health and Safety law which would prohibit it. All emergency response plans that I have ever seen have as their first step ensuring the safety of first responders. An ambulance ...


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To supplement the points made in other answers, which are good, it is important to note that while physically holding someone down and giving them a shot or pill is one way to enforce a requirement to receive a drug, it is not the only, or the most common way to enforce a violation of this requirement. It is far more common to, for example, pass laws that ...


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The state can, and does force people to undergo medical treatment without their consent, and indeed against their wills, in cases other than vaccination or contagious disease. In particular, various laws compel treatment of mental illness in some cases without the consent of the patients. in O’Connor v. Donaldson, 422 U.S. 563 (1975) It was held that a state ...


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What law allows the ADF to be used in this way? Part IIIAAA of the Defence Act 2003 (Cth) enables "Calling out the Defence Force to protect Commonwealth interests, States and self‑governing Territories". It allows the Govenor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister, the Minister of Defence and the Attorney-General to make a call-out order. ...


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Yes The Civil Defence Act 1948 gave the minister power to establish what became the Regional Seats of Government.


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If they are alive and appear competent at the moment the EMT arrives, the patient has near absolute right to refuse treatment. If they do so, the responder has to back off and stop treatment. Only in life threatening situations treatment can be forced upon a conscious and seemingly competent patient. I mean treatment in a situation where you are skewered by ...


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The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) are both US federal agencies that have overlapping authority over medical testing in the US. In general federal rules prevail over state rules, so yes the CDC can stop the state of New York from testing for COVID-19 if the CDC has not approved the testing protocol. The primary ...


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I would check your local and state laws regarding rendering aid (often referred to as Good Samaritan Laws). Usually, when acting in good faith in the assistance of a person who is reasonably believed to be ind distress, you cannot be punished for damages in the course of rendering aid (Often called Life over Limb policy, the hypothetical situation is that ...


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Your NDA would be without force. To have a binding contract - and an NDA is a contract - both sides do need to get consideration - which means something of value, even a mere peppercorn. But the allowance to enter and save someone else is not consideration. Non-private Emergency services in most modern states are under protective laws that grant a blanket ...


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