Emergency Volunteers and Employment – Interpretive Statement Number: OAS 03-2020

Emergency Volunteers and Employment – Interpretive Statement Number: OAS 03-2020

Health care providers hired by a host entity for the specific purpose of responding to a Governor-proclaimed state of emergency qualify as volunteer health practitioners and can register under chapter 70.15 RCW, the Uniform Volunteer Health Practitioner Act, even if hired before registration.

A health care provider who is licensed in good standing out-of-state and hired by a host entity for the specific purpose of responding to a Governor-proclaimed state of emergency in Washington qualifies as a volunteer health practitioner and can register under chapter 70.15 RCW, the Uniform Volunteer Health Practitioner Act, even if hired before registration. Once registered, the provider may practice in Washington without obtaining a Washington license.

See interpretive statement attached here

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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