2018 Hurricane Season – Physician Update

July, 2018

Expectations of Physicians in the Event of a Hurricane:

  • 1. Only those physicians on the Emergency Department Call list and/or those responsible for their own group coverage at the time of the storm will be able to billet at a hospital with their immediate family members (only those living within their household), and pets. Those physicians will need to fill out the Physician Hurricane Registration Form https://leehealth.wufoo.com/forms/k1fvp4jf0byqoe2/.
  • All pets that are registered will need to have the Pet Shelter Agreement (attached) completed and signed by the veterinarian and returned prior to the storm
  • Any physician on the Emergency Department Call List who chooses to leave for the storm –is responsible for finding coverage and informing the hospital dyad of the change in order to assure that the hospital is appropriately covered.
  • Physicians who are not on call for the storm should find shelter outside of the hospital. As a reminder: The hospitals are not hurricane shelters.

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