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MD Responds

(Open to ALL Active Board Licensees)


MD Responds consists of health care and community professionals ready to assist with disaster and emergency recovery during a declared emergency situation. MD Responds is the state Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) administered by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The MD Responds program coordinates the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses, other medical and mental health professionals, and non licensed citizens who are willing to respond to emergency situations and help address their community's public health needs (e.g., administer immunizations, conduct health screenings, promote health and nutrition education, volunteering in community health centers and local hospitals).  Over the past several years MD Respond volunteers have been involved in the recovery from Katrina, the Lebanese repatriation, shelters set-up during the 2008 Presidential Inauguration, and H1N1 clinics.

  Information About the Maryland Volunteer Corps:

The Maryland Board of Physicians encourages you to become a member of MD Responds. Administered by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Office of Preparedness and Response (OPR), MD Responds is the primary resource for emergency public health and medical volunteers for the State of Maryland. As an MD Responds volunteer, you will…

  • Gain access to a comprehensive emergency response and preparedness training program, with opportunities for continuing education credit and/or professional development;
  • Be protected by the State of Maryland worker’s compensation and liability coverage during activations;
  • Have the option to “choose” or “not choose” to be deployed in an emergency or disaster;
  • Have the opportunity to make a difference in your community.

Join MD Responds today! Click here to register.

Additional MD Responds Program Information:

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pdf file National Emergency Preparedness Internet Links

pdf file For more current newsletters, please visit: The Office of Preparedness and Response.