Hodge, J.G., Pepe, R.P., and Henning, W.H. (2007). Voluntarism in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina: The Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act. (First page only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 1(1):44-50.
This article describes the development of The Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act, which allows state governments during a declared emergency to give reciprocity to other states’ licensees on emergency services providers so that covered individuals may provide services without meeting the disaster state’s licensing requirements.