Eliminates primary barriers to healthcare volunteerism by
covering malpractice insurance for healthcare volunteers.
The Volunteer and Retired Providers Program eliminates primary barriers to healthcare volunteerism by covering malpractice insurance for healthcare volunteers. The online application is accessible via the link or if you prefer to submit a paper form, you may find it here. License renewal is also covered for volunteer who only use their license for unpaid work.
The program provides coverage for non-invasive care.
Non-invasive medical care includes the administration of injections, suturing of minor lacerations, and the incision of boils and superficial abscesses. Obstetric care and procedures coded as surgery are not covered under non-invasive medical care.
Non-invasive dental care includes diagnosis, oral hygiene, restoration and extraction. Orthodontia and surgical treatments are not covered by Volunteer and Retired Providers Program malpractice insurance.
The insurance covers up to $1,000,000 per incident, $5,000,000 aggregate. Professionally employed healthcare professionals with site-specific malpractice insurance coverage are eligible for this benefit.
Healthcare volunteers credentialed with an active or retired active license are eligible.
Providers licensed from other states who wish to volunteer in Washington State are eligible as well and can volunteer in Washington up to 30 days per year, as long as you attest to meeting all legal requirements on the DOH website (link to DOH attestation section is in the online application).
Eligible volunteers must volunteer at an approved site. If your site is not yet enrolled, we can help.
Please contact us if you need support with your application. We're here to help!
Washington Healthcare Access Alliance, VRP Program
PO Box 7242 Tacoma, Washington 98417
Phone number: (267) 713-9422
Fax number: (206) 260-8859