Current as of: 2009
A. To qualify as a volunteer health practitioner registration system, a system shall:
(1) Accept applications for the registration of volunteer health practitioners before or during an emergency.
(2) Include information about the license in good standing of health practitioners which is accessible by authorized persons.
(3) Be capable of verifying the accuracy of information concerning whether a health practitioner meets the requirements of R.S. 29:786.
(4) Meet one of the following conditions:
(a) Be an emergency system for advance registration of volunteer health care practitioners established by a state and funded through the Department of Health and Human Services under Section 3191 of the Public Health Services Act, 42 U.S.C. 247d-7b.
(b) Be a local unit consisting of trained and equipped emergency response, public health, and medical personnel formed pursuant to Section 2801 of the Public Health Services Act, 42 U.S.C. 300hh.
(c) Be operated by or under the direction of one of the following:
(i) A disaster preparedness or relief organization.
(ii) A state licensing authority.
(iii) A national or regional association of licensing boards or health practitioners.
(iv) A health facility that provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient health care services, including but not limited to a tertiary care and teaching hospital.
(v) A governmental entity.
(d) Be designated by the Department of Health and Hospitals as a registration system for purposes of this Chapter.
B. Upon request of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Department of Health and Hospitals, a state licensing authority, or a host entity in this state or a similarly authorized entity in another state, a registration system located in this state shall notify the entity of the identities of the volunteer health practitioners registered with it and whether the practitioners are licensed and in good standing.
Acts 2009, No. 397, §1.Prev | Next
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