Equal Access to CareNo person should be denied access to services. If a person is coming for care during a disaster relief effort, we are to assume they are in need in some way. Unless it be for a medically necessary reason, care will not be denied to any person. In the event that care must be denied, the provider should, to the best of their ability, try to find another more appropriate provider for that person to be seen by.
Emergent SituationsAll providers should identify the nearest medical emergency operations team in case of emergency. Should emergency medical care become necessary, the provider should call for help and operate under the scope of their license until appropriate medical help arrives.
Code of ConductProviders shall operate with the highest code of professional conduct in all situations.
License and Certification: All providers shall operate under the scope of their license, certification, and within the parameters of their malpractice insurance. The provider recognizes that it is their personal responsibility to provide such coverage and to make sure that it is valid in the conditions in which they are providing care. The provider releases all organizers of liability should there be a claim made against them by a patient.
Drugs and Alcohol PolicyDrugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited at all locations where we are providing care. Any provider who does not adhere to this policy will be asked not to return.
ConfidentialityProviders shall agree to adhere to the highest level of confidentiality in treating clients. This extends to any photos taken during the process of volunteering services. Pictures shall only be allowed with written consent from clients before a picture is taken.
Hygiene and Infection ControlAll providers shall agree to maintain hygiene and sanitation of both themselves and their equipment. This includes using hand washing or hand sanitizing procedures, as well as changing linens or wiping down tables between patients. If a provider hears of a patient with vomiting or diarrhea in one of the shelter locations, it is best to escort them immediately to the nearest shelter medical station and sanitize all they came into contact with. Infectious disease is at much larger risk of spreading due to close proximity and shared space.
Do you agree to all of the above?