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  1. 1. The Center for Law & the Public’s Health at Georgetown & Johns Hopkins Universities CDC Collaborating Center Promoting Health through Law WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights Hampton House, Room 588 624 North Broadway Baltimore, Maryland 21205 www.publichealthlaw.net (410) 955-7624; 410-614-9055 [fax] MEMORANDUM Hurricane Katrina Response – Legal Protections for VHPs in LA, MS and AL In response to the current and impending use of volunteer health professionals (VHPs) in the tri-state area impacted most significantly by Hurricane Katrina, the Center for Law and the Public’s Health has prepared an initial brief summary table of key legal data and statutory citations concerning protections for VHPs for each of the three states, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. This information has been prepared pursuant to the Center’s ESAR-VHP Legal and Regulatory Issues Project, funded by HRSA as part of its ESAR-VHP Project. For more information about this project and other legal analysis, including an Advanced tool Kit for addressing related legal issues, please see the Center website at: http://www.publichealthlaw.net/Research/Affprojects.htm Please note - this information is not meant to provide specific legal guidance or advice, but rather serves as a tool for assessing VHPs legal interests within a specific jurisdiction. Legal advice on the issues discussed varies depending on state or local laws, the nature of the grantee, and specific circumstances involved. VHPs and their coordinators should contact their state or territorial ESAR-VHP legal advisor for specific legal guidance. Legal Issue Louisiana Alabama Mississippi Is the state a signatory to the Yes Yes Yes Emergency Management Assistance Compact? Is the state a signatory to the Yes Yes Yes Southern Regional Emergency Management Assistance Compact? Does the state legally define Yes. Emergency and Yes. Emergency (Ala. Yes. Emergency and emergency or disaster? Disaster (LSA-R.S. Code 1975 § 31-9-3 Disaster, with varying 29:723); vests Governor (2005)). degrees of disaster and types with power to suspend of emergencies (Miss. Code laws that hinder Ann. § 33-15-5) emergency response (LSA-R.S. 29:724).
  2. 2. Legal Issue Louisiana Alabama Mississippi Does the state legally define Yes (LSA-R.S. 29:762). No No public health emergency (PHE)? Does the state statutorily Yes. Volunteer First Yes (Ala. Code 1975 § Yes for purposes of define “volunteer?” Responders to Louisiana 65-336 (2005)) immunity (Miss. Code Ann. Homeland Security § 95-9-1) Emergency Assistance and Disaster Service (LSA-R.S. 23:1017.1) Does the state offer some Yes, during an Yes (Ala. Code 1975 § Yes for state/political liability protections for health emergency or PHE 31-9-16) subdivision employees/ care providers during (LSA-R.S. 29:771) agents during a declared emergencies? emergency. (Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15-21). An unpaid volunteer acting on behalf of the University Hospital is afforded coverage under the Tort Claims Act. Op.Atty.Gen. No. 2002-0144, Conerly, March 29, 2002. Volunteer Immunity (Miss. Code Ann. § 95-9-1) Does the state offer some Yes, during a declared Yes (Ala. Code 1975 § Yes for state/political liability protection for emergency or PHE 31-9-16) subdivision employees/ hospitals or other health care (LSA-R.S. 29:771, agents during a declared entities during emergencies? 29:762) emergency. (Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15-21) Does the state offer some No Yes, for emergency Yes, for personnel of workers’ compensation management emergency management coverage for VHPs or other volunteers (Ala. Code support forces who are volunteers during 1975 §§ 31-9-21, 31- considered state/political emergencies? 9-16 (2005)) subdivision employees (Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15- 15) Does the state authorize Yes, under EMAC and Yes, under EMAC and Yes, under EMAC and waiver of licensure SREMAC, but no waiver SREMAC, but no SREMAC, but no waiver is requirements during is stated under waiver is stated under stated under emergency emergencies? emergency declaration emergency declaration declaration laws laws laws Does the state offer any Yes, for Volunteer First Yes, for members of Yes, for members of the US statutory reemployment Responders to Louisiana US or AL armed or MS armed forces (Miss. protections? Homeland Security forces (Ala. Code Code Ann. § 33-1-19) Emergency Assistance 1975 § 31-2-13) and Disaster Service (LSA-R.S. 23:1017.2)

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