A church is starting a designated "Emergency Response Team" for each service, & of course, they are asking all the nurses, doctors, EMTs etc to join. My questions are: the legal ramifications for nursing volunteers. Obviously we won't be covered by the Good Samaritan Law, since we have accepted a volunteer position. Every question about "policy, procedures, & training requirements/tracking" is met with blank stares. I stated to some people who are arranging this that I would certainly like to discuss the organization of this with those who are doing the organizing, not to assist in organization, but to make sure that everything that is set up will properly safeguard our professional licenses. Don't think that I'm heartless: but I've been a nurse for nearly 40 years & I've seen what people are capable of in their grief & loss (& also out of avarice). I've assisted with some emergencies as a Good Samaritan in church, but completely on an individual basis, & every one that has happened when I was attending. I emailed the State Board & their response was "we can't tell you if this fits within your scope or the legalities of your license, but if there is a complaint re: a nurse volunteering on a formal emergency response team, we will investigate it & take action as necessary", which certainly does NOT make me feel secure in the slightest.