Ohio Residents: Limited Liability Protection:
Ohio law provides Liability protection to registered and trained Ohio Medical Reserve Corps volunteers during local, state or federally declared emergencies; disasters; drills/exercises; and trainings. The Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Emergency Management Association jointly share responsibilities of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) applicable to Liability protection for MRC volunteers. The statute also protects a registered volunteer’s personal information on the Ohio Responds Database from public disclosure. Review the Ohio Responds Limited Liability Protection document describing the Ohio law.
PREP Act: This is what provides volunteers immunity from liability (except willful misconduct) resulting from administration or use of medical countermeasures during specific public health emergencies. A PREP Act declaration is specifically for the purpose of providing immunity from liability, and is different from, and not dependent on, other emergency declarations. Please review the PREP Act for more details.
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