The Maryland Board of
Nursing encourages you to become a member of the MD responds Medical
Reserve Corps (MRC). Administered by the Maryland Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and Office of Preparedness and
Response (OPR), MD Responds MRC is the primary resource for emergency
medical and public health volunteers for the State of Maryland.
The Maryland Licensing Boards are partnering with the Office of
Preparedness and Response (OPR) to recruit and train MD Responds
volunteers to respond in the event of a disaster or emergency.
This program under the Maryland Board of Nursing was formerly
known as the Disaster Nurse Volunteer Program.
As a MD Responds MRC
volunteer, you will gain access to a comprehensive disaster
preparedness and emergency response training program with opportunities
for continuing education credit, refresher courses, conferences,
table-top exercises, drills and networking. Membership with the MD
Responds MRC does not obligate you to volunteer if a disaster occurs.
There are many reasons why one may not be available, such as family or
work obligations at the time of the request.
We encourage you to to register with the MD Responds MRC at mdresponds.dhmh.maryland.gov.
For more information about the MD Responds MRC, visit their
website at mdr.dhmh.maryland.gov, find them on Facebook, or e-mail the
State MD Responds MRC program's office at firstname.lastname@example.org.