National Disaster Medical System; medical manpower component establishment--Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. Notice

Fed Regist. 1988 Apr 20;53(76):12994-5.


This notice announces the creation of the medical manpower component within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services/Public Health Service (HHS/PHS) as a part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). The NDMS is an organized resource that may be activated to serve national needs in the event of disasters or other major emergencies requiring extraordinary medical services. The manpower component will contain volunteer medical response personnel and technical staff that will be made available in situations requiring substantial medical services from outside the area affected by the disaster or emergency. The manpower component of NDMS is being established by HRSA/HHS/PHS in cooperation with the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Veterans Administration (VA).

MeSH terms

  • Disaster Planning*
  • Emergency Medical Services*
  • National Health Programs / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • United States
  • United States Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Workforce