What about liability exposure as a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer?
In 1997, President Clinton signed into law The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997, which states that volunteers for governmental entities cannot be held liable for any harm that they may cause while engaged in that volunteer activity; except for a harm caused by gross negligence, willful or criminal misconduct, reckless misconduct, or conscious, flagrant indifference to the rights or safety of the individual harmed by the volunteer. As a Shelby County MRC volunteer, you are not exposing yourself to additional legal liability. For more information, read the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997.

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1. What is the purpose of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?
2. Why is the Medical Reserve Corps needed in Memphis and Shelby County?
3. Do I have to live in Memphis and Shelby County to be a MRC volunteer?
4. How does MRC unit differ from other emergency organizations, like the American Red Cross?
5. What duties might MRC volunteers perform in response to a disaster?
6. What other volunteer roles outside of disaster response could a volunteer do?
7. What are the age and training requirements for a MRC volunteer?
8. Will my volunteer participation interfere with my regular job?
9. How can I become a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer?
10. What are the benefits of volunteering in the Medical Reserve Corps?
11. If I register as a MRC volunteer, am I required to go if I am contacted?
12. What about liability exposure as a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer?
13. Are there tax deductions possible for volunteering?