Minnesota Statutes section 12.42 During a declared emergency, a person who holds a license, certificate, or other permit issued by a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a province of Canada evidencing the meeting of qualifications for professional, mechanical, or other skills, may render aid involving those skills in this state when such aid is requested by the governor to meet the needs of the emergency. The license, certificate, or other permit of the person, while rendering aid, has the same force and effect as if issued in this state, subject to such limitations and conditions as the governor may prescribe.
In addition, the Good Samaritan Law, Minnesota Statutes section 604A.01, includes the following statement, A person at the scene of an emergency who knows that another person is exposed to or has suffered grave physical harm shall, to the extent that the person can do so without danger or peril to self or others, give reasonable assistance to the exposed person. Reasonable assistance may include obtaining or attempting to obtain aid from law enforcement or medical personnel. This law further provides for immunity from liability.
Yes. The Minnesota Emergency Health Powers Act, Minnesota Statutes, chapters 12, 13, and 144, specifies the powers and duties of the governor and the commissioner of health during public health emergencies. The governor is authorized to declare a national security or peacetime emergency due to a public health emergency, and the legislature is given oversight over peacetime emergencies declared due to public health emergencies. See the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness website: www.health.state.mn.us/oep/.