Do medical volunteers need malpractice insurance?
Mercy Ships operates in a host country with a signed protocol in which the host government agrees to hold harmless all Mercy Ships staff and volunteer medical providers based on due diligence by Mercy Ships to provide qualified providers who work within their scope of practice. As such, Mercy Ships does not provide or require malpractice insurance for volunteer medical workers except those who will be providing medical care to our crew (i.e. Crew Physician, Crew Nurse, Hospital Physician and Crew Dentist).
Mercy Ships provides the malpractice insurance for the positions listed at no cost to the volunteer.