Volunteers a great asset until they cost you

February 2011
Healthcare Risk Management;Feb2011, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p18
Volunteers can pose a liability risk that often is overlooked or underestimated. Health care providers should address these risks with volunteer-specific policies and procedures. Providers may insure volunteers for injuries, or if not, should warn volunteers about the consequences of being injured. Requiring volunteers to sign a waiver and release can reduce General Liability costs. Volunteers should be provided health and safety training.


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