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Are Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers covered under a liability protection policy?
At this time, a uniform policy of protection for MRC volunteers across the nation does not exist and the laws relating to liability coverage varies from state to state. In Shawnee County, Kansas, MRC volunteers would provide direct medical services and assistance only during a public health emergency. In this declared emergency state, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers are most likely covered by the immunity provisions of two Kansas laws: the Good Samaritan Act, K.S.A. 65-2891, and the Emergency Preparedness for Disasters Act, K.S.A. 48-915. Both of these provisions generally provide protection from liability during an emergency, except in cases of gross negligence.

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1. Are Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers covered under a liability protection policy?
2. Are tax credits possible for volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps?
3. Are there any fees or costs to volunteer?
4. Can I get Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training?
5. Do volunteers have to live in Shawnee County?
6. Do you have to have medical skills to volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps?
7. How many hours will I be volunteering?
8. What does a MRC volunteer do during an emergency?
9. What does a MRC volunteer do during times of non-emergency?
10. What does it mean when a volunteer is considered on active status?
11. What is the difference between the Medical Reserve Corps and other emergency support organizations such as the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army?
12. What types of training do volunteers receive?
13. Will I be paid for my services with the MRC?
14. Will MRC volunteer activities interfere with my regular job?
15. Will there be any travel involved while volunteering?