Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act
U.S. Congress. (2020). Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Section 3215 of the CARES Act provides federal liability protections for volunteer health professionals during the COVID-19 emergency response. To qualify for these protections, the volunteer health professional must be: (1) Acting within the scope of the license, registration, or certification of the volunteer health care provider, as defined by the state of licensure, registration, or certification; (2) Not exceeding the scope of license, registration, or certification of a substantially similar health professional in the state in which such act or omission occurs; and (3) Acting in a good faith belief that the individual being treated is in need of health care services.