Disaster Medical Response

Reaffirmed June 2019

Revised June 2013

Originally approved June 2006

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) supports a national credentialing mechanism and up-to-date database of available physicians and medical volunteers who could be deployed as needed in the face of a national emergency. A policy and program must be in place to provide these responders with workers’ compensation and medical liability protection when deploying to a disaster at the request of the federal or state government.

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