The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) – Legal Immunity To Volunteer Health Care Providers
On Friday, March 27, 2020, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law. CARES provides legal immunity to volunteer health care providers in the absence of reckless conduct or gross negligence. For details of the immunity, see https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3548/text#toc-id5B4AC6639BF64A26916E41980A9BC7EB. This bill encourages our health care providers to assist in any way they can. If you are a health care worker and are considering volunteering, please consider this immunity!
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Elizabeth P. McCullough advises and defends health care providers in matters involving patient care issues and risk management issues. This includes representing clients in medical malpractice cases and educating and advising them in matters pertaining to EMR, supervision of mid-level providers, compliance issues and HIPAA, HITECH and other security issues.
Contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth.McCullough@youngmoorelaw.com or (919) 861-5071.
- Elizabeth P. McCullough
- YM COVID-19 Resource Center
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- S.3548 – CARES Act – SEC. 4216. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY FOR VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE.