Georgia Adjutant General (AG) Thomas Carden has asked the Medical Association of Georgia Medical Reserve Corps (MAG MRC) to identify physicians in the state who have limited their practice as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis who are willing to volunteer to provide medical care for Georgians “outside of their traditional office or hospital setting.”
Identifying these physicians is the first step in the AG’s strategic planning process, as the AG’s office has not determined how it will deploy these physicians. The MAG MRC will coordinate this effort, which will see physician volunteers organized by regions in the state.
These volunteer physicians will provide both direct clinical patient care and/or care via telemedicine. Liability and workers’ compensation is included in this activity.
The MAG MRC is also asking residents and retired physicians and medical students to volunteer.
The MAG MRC responds to declared emergencies in the state, including natural disasters and disease outbreaks. MAG MRC members are citizen volunteers. The MAG MRC has more than 100 members, including more than 60 physicians.
The MAG MRC has deployed mobile hospitals under the direction of DPH. The state of Georgia owns and controls these assets. The MAG MRC complements the official medical and public health and emergency services resources in the state.
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