Title

Voluntarism in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina: The Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act

Document Type

Article

Publication Year

2007

Journal Title

Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

ISSN

1935-789

DOI

10.1097/DMP.0b013e31806541ea

Abstract

In this article we frame the core legal challenges underlying the deployment and use of volunteer health practitioners during emergencies, and discuss how the UEVHPA responds to these challenges. Our intent is to demonstrate how the act provides a workable structure with meaningful answers to key legal questions for VHPs and the entities that send or host them.

First Page

44

Last Page

50

Num Pages

7

Issue Number

1

Publisher

American Medical Association

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