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Registered Nurses' Rights and Responsibilities Related to Work Release During a Disaster

ANA Position Statement
: June 24, 2002

The American Nurses Association, which represents the 2.7 million registered nurses in the United States, recommends that registered nurses use the following guidelines to clarify the process of release from work for the purpose of addressing a disaster. A companion position statement entitled "Work Release During a Disaster - Guidelines for Employers" offers guidance for healthcare employers in establishing work release policies and procedures during a disaster. The American Nurses Association strongly believes that nurses should be released as part of organized medical teams; however, individual nurses may still want to respond and should be given due consideration.

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