Title 45, Chapter 7, Section 9
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) "Agency" means every state department, agency, board, bureau,
commission, and authority, except the Department of
(2) "Full-time" means an employee who regularly works 30 hours or
more each week.
(3) "Injured in the line of duty" means an injury which arises out
of or in the course of employment. Going to or from work shall
not be considered in the line of duty.
(4) "State employee" means a full-time employee of an agency.
(b) Any state employee who becomes physically disabled as a result
of a physical injury incurred in the line of duty and caused by a
willful act of violence committed by a person other than a fellow
employee shall be entitled to receive compensation as provided in
this Code section.
(c) Any person injured in the line of duty as provided in subsection
(b) of this Code section shall continue to receive his regular
compensation for the period of time that the employee or officer is
physically unable to perform the duties of his employment; provided,
however, that such benefits provided in this Code section shall not
be granted for injuries resulting from a single incident for more
than a total of 180 working days. An employee, fireman, or officer
shall be required to submit to his department head satisfactory
evidence of such disability.
(d) Benefits made available under this Code section shall be
subordinate to any workers' compensation benefits which the employee
is awarded and shall be limited to the difference between the amount
of workers' compensation benefits actually paid and the amount of
the employee's regular compensation.
(e) Any employee of the Department of Corrections, employee of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, employee of the Department of Natural Resources, employee of the Department of Revenue, or law enforcement officer who qualifies for disability allowances pursuant to Code Section 47-2-221 shall not be entitled to any benefits provided in this Code section.
(f) This Code section shall not apply to employees of the Department of Transportation covered by Code Section 32-2-7.