Ohio Board of Nursing - Emergency Planning

Ohio's Medical Reserve Corps and Emergency System
for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals

Ohio's Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) database, the Medical Reserve Corps and the Citizen Corps programs have been reorganized. Going forward, the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) will manage the Citizen Corps programs and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will continue to manage the Medical Reserves Corp (MRC). Volunteer liability legislation (Section 121.404, ORC) is still in effect but is being rewritten to provide shared responsibilities for the programs with OEMA and ODH. If you are registered as a volunteer, every three years you must complete training from a list of approved sessions. For more information on training opportunities, please contact ODH, Office of Health Preparedness, 35 East Chestnut Street, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 995-0324. As of October 2010, ODH is in the process of creating a new website, www.ohioresponds.ohio.gov as a shared site for OEMA and ODH to replace www.serveohio.org. The new site will have the listing of approved trainings as well as a calendar of events that will include drills, trainings, exercises that are posted by local unit leaders.

Archived Information:

03/31/2010 - Governor Strickland Terminated the October 7, 2009 Emergency Proclamation
10/07/2009 - Governor Strickland Issues Emergency Proclamation Regarding H1N1 Vaccine
10/06/2009 - CDC H1N1 (Live-Attenuated) Vaccine Informational Flyer
10/06/2009 - CDC H1N1 (Inactivated) Vaccine Informational Flyer
10/06/2009 - Chart Showing Confirmed Pandemic Influenza A H1N1 Related Hospitalizations
08/21/2009 - Preparations for H1N1 Flu Pandemic
08/17/2009 - Letter to Ohio Immunization Providers, From ODH RE: Provider Pre-registration for Vaccinations

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