How liability is barrier for disaster physicians

There is sensible talk about including disaster physicians in the Federal Tort Claims Act:

Another option might be to waive medical liability altogether for doctors who treat disaster victims, she said. A similar policy was included in a medical tort reform bill that died in the senate earlier this year, which would have insulated doctors from liability for treating indigent patients.

However, Crawley was skeptical whether a similar safeguard for disaster-relief doctors would ever see the light of day. “The world is run by lawyers — it’ll never happen,” she told UPI.

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