Glossary Check: Hawaii ‘Police Chaplain’ to ‘Volunteer Firefighter’

27 Jan, 2024 Frank Ferreri

                               

Honolulu, HI (WorkersCompensation.com) -- Are you looking to boost your Hawaii workers' compensation vocab? Look no further. Here's a chunk of state law devoted to volunteer officers and the like.

"Police chaplain" means a member of an authorized chaplaincy program of a county police department who performs services in a voluntary and unpaid capacity under the authorized direction of an officer of the department.

"Public board" means a governmental body, regardless of its designation, duly created under authority vested by law for the purposes of performing quasi-judicial, administrative, or advisory functions.

"Reserve police officer" means a member of an authorized reserve force of a county police department who performs services in a voluntary and unpaid capacity under the authorized direction of an officer of the department.

"Reserve public safety law enforcement officer" means a member of the authorized volunteer law enforcement force of the department of law enforcement who performs services in a voluntary and unpaid capacity under the authorized direction of an officer of the department of law enforcement.

"Sheriffs' chaplain" means a member of an authorized chaplaincy program of the department of law enforcement who performs functions similar to a police chaplain in a voluntary and unpaid capacity for the sheriff division.

"Volunteer boating enforcement officer" means a member of the authorized volunteer enforcement force of the harbors division, department of transportation, who performs services in a voluntary and unpaid capacity under the authorized direction of an officer of the department.

"Volunteer conservation and resources enforcement officer" means a member of the authorized volunteer enforcement force of the division of conservation and resources enforcement, department of land and natural resources, who performs services in a voluntary and unpaid capacity under the authorized direction of an officer of the department.

"Volunteer firefighter" means a person who performs services for a county fire department in a voluntary and unpaid capacity under the authorized direction of an officer of the department.

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      Frank Ferreri, M.A., J.D. covers workers' compensation legal issues. He has published books, articles, and other material on multiple areas of employment, insurance, and disability law. Frank received his master's degree from the University of South Florida and juris doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Frank encourages everyone to consider helping out the Kind Souls Foundation and Kids' Chance of America.

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