Voluntarism in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina: The Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act Academic Article uri icon


  • In this article we frame the core legal challenges underlying the deployment and use of volunteer health practitioners during emergencies, and discuss how the UEVHPA responds to these challenges. Our intent is to demonstrate how the act provides a workable structure with meaningful answers to key legal questions for VHPs and the entities that send or host them.

published proceedings

  • Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Hodge, J. G., Pepe, R. P., & Henning, W. H.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Hodge, James G||Pepe, Raymond P||Henning, William H

publication date

  • July 2007