No one volunteers to get sued: A review of emergency volunteer liability and protections
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Identify four types of emergency volunteers. Differentiate the concepts of ordinary negligence, gross negligence, and wanton and willful conduct. Articulate the reasons for granting liability protection to volunteers who commit negligent acts. List five laws that provide liability protection to the various types of emergency volunteers.
Keyword(s): Emergency, Law
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I provide direct legal technical assistance to public health officials, practitioners, attorneys, board of health members, and advocates. I have developed and provided trainings and other resources on the use of law as a tool for promoting and protecting public health. As the associate director of the Networkâs Mid-States Region I have worked on matters surrounding public health legal authority, the powers and duties of public health agencies, and emergency preparedness.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.