NCDHHS Calls for Medical Volunteers
March 24, 2020
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is asking for medical volunteers to “bolster our health care system to ensure we can care for those impacted by the Covid-19 virus. A crucial part of that effort is recruiting volunteers to supplement our health care workforce. We are asking for your help to meet these needs,” wrote NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH in a letter to health care organizations.
Read the full letter. (PDF)
The state is using an online platform called NC Training, Exercise, and Response Management System (NC TERMS) where physicians, PAs, nurses and other clinical support staff as well as non-clinical support staff can sign up to volunteer. The NC Medical Board will ensure licensure and the system will be used to direct medical staff where most needed. Get step-by-step instructions on how to create an account and sign up to volunteer on NCTERMS. (PDF)
According to NC General Statute 166A individuals providing health care services as part of a State Medical Assistance Team designated by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services will be considered an “emergency management worker” and will be subject to the Immunity and Liability provisions outlined in 166A-19.60, according to the letter.