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Terms of Service

Registration

By registering on the Vermont Health Responder Management System Site ("Site") for health professional and non-medical volunteers, I agree to be considered for service as a volunteer during a duly declared emergency, disaster, training event or other volunteer activity as requested. As part of the registration process, I agree to voluntarily provide personal information that will be collected, used and maintained by administrators implementing the Vermont Health Responder Management System ("VT Health RMS") Registry System.

Volunteer Selection Process

I understand that the process of being selected for service as a volunteer for a specific emergency/disaster is a process in which the information I enter at this Site will be evaluated to match mission requirements. I understand that, if selected, I will be contacted by VT Health RMS Site administrators and/or state or local emergency/disaster managers, and I will then be given the choice of whether or not I wish to volunteer my services for that specific emergency/disaster. I understand that if I volunteer for service for a specific emergency/disaster, my personal information will be forwarded to the requesting agency in the emergency/disaster operational area. I understand and agree that registering at this Site in no way obligates me to participate or deploy for a specific emergency/disaster, and that I may decline to participate or deploy at any time or for whatever reason.

Consent to Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

I understand that the information I provide will be used by VT Health RMS administrators to determine the status of my credential(s), if applicable, my healthcare license is current, valid, and free of any restrictions. By registering and agreeing to these Terms of Service, I agree to have the status of my credential(s) verified by federal or Vermont licensing/credentialing authorities. I also understand that the information I provide will be used by VT Health RMS administrators to assign me an emergency credentialing level in accord with applicable emergency credentialing standards. I understand that the assignment of an emergency credentialing level neither designates clinical privileges nor authorizes me to provide health services without proper authorization and supervision. I further understand that, during an emergency or disaster, the information I provide will be used by authorized VT Health RMS Site administrators and state or local emergency/disaster managers to assign me to activities for which I am adequately credentialed, and by on-site emergency/disaster operational area officials to identify me once I am deployed to the emergency/disaster locale. I hereby voluntarily consent to the collection, use, and maintenance of my personal information as described herein.

Statement of Physical and Mental Competence and Assumption of Risk

I acknowledge that by registering at this Site I am representing that I am of sound physical and mental capacity, and capable of performing in an emergency/disaster setting. I acknowledge that emergency/disaster settings can pose significant psychological and physical hardships and risks to those volunteering their services, and that emergency/disaster settings often lack the normal amenities of daily life and accommodations for persons with disabilities. In agreeing to volunteer my services, I agree to accept such conditions and risks voluntarily.

Consent to Volunteer Service and Liability and Workers' Compensation Protections

By registering at this Site, I agree to participate as a volunteer, without compensation or payment for my services. Click here for more information: Liability and Workers' Compensation Protections for Volunteers.

Pledge to Provide Accurate Information

By registering I agree to these Terms of Service, and further agree that the information I provide and the representations I make at this Site are truthful, complete, accurate, and free of any attempt to mislead. I understand that I may return to this Site and modify my personal information at any time, and I agree to keep such information updated and current. I agree to protect the confidentiality of the password I have chosen that provides access to my information on this Site, and I agree to abide by all security provisions of this Site.

Effective as of April 1, 2012