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Sample policy and procedure: Credentialing non-staff volunteer practitioners for disaster responsibilities

Each healthcare facility needs a disaster preparedness plan, which should include steps the facility will take in the event of a natural disaster or other event that temporarily overtaxes its resources. One element of such disaster plans is language ensuring that appropriate volunteer licensed independent practitioners (LIP) can be accessed to assist when necessary. Consider the following sample emergency management policy and procedure as the COVID-19 pandemic and the world’s response evolves, in case your organization needs to credential non-staff volunteer practitioners for disaster responsibilities.

 

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