TITLE 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

CHAPTER 39-21.1
911 Emergency Telephone Number Act

SECTION 39-21.1-13


§ 39-21.1-13 Provision of emergency services across jurisdictional boundaries – Joint power or other agreements.

(a) A public safety agency which receives a request for emergency service outside its jurisdictional or operational boundaries shall promptly forward the request, utilizing the transfer or relay method, to the public safety answering point or public safety agency responsible for that geographical area.

(b) Once a public safety answering point or public safety agency dispatches an emergency unit, the unit shall render its services to the requesting party without regard to the unit's normal jurisdictional boundaries, until it is properly relieved by the public safety agency responsible for that geographical area.

(c) Public agencies within a single system, and public agencies in different systems but who share common boundary lines, are authorized to enter into joint power agreements or other written cooperative agreements to implement these requirements. These agreements may further provide for a public safety agency to render aid outside its normal jurisdictional boundaries on a regular basis.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 152, § 1.)