Resolution No. 336.1

Adopting The Ulster County Department Of Health And Emergency Services Medical Reserve Corps Unit Organization And General Operation Policy – Department Of Emergency Services

Resolution Information

Resolution No. 336



Referred to: The Health, Human Services and Housing Committee (Chairman Uchitelle and Legislators Corcoran, Erner, Lopez, Nolan, Petit, and Stewart), The Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee (Chairwoman Hansut and Legislators Bowen, Hewitt, Fabiano, and Uchitelle), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gavaris and Legislators Cahill, Criswell, Roberts, and Ronk)


Chairwoman of the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee, Gina Hansut, Deputy Chair Chris Hewitt, and Legislators Heppner and Stewart offer the following:


WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted at the request of the Ulster County Executive on behalf of Department of Emergency Communications/ Emergency Management; and


WHEREAS, the Ulster County government is highly dependent on the use of medical and non-medical volunteers to respond to community health needs during disasters and other public health emergencies; and


WHEREAS, the mission of the Ulster County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to engage community-minded volunteers in the support of the County’s Department of Health and Department of Emergency Services with promoting health, preserving life, and preventing disability during times of disaster and/or community need; and


WHEREAS, Ulster County acknowledges that the Medical Reserve Corps is a partner program of Citizens Corps, a national network for volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security; and


WHEREAS, Citizen Corps, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Peace Corps, and a part of the President’s USA Freedom Corps, promote volunteerism and service nationwide; and


WHEREAS, in order to remain in compliance with mandates of Federal, State and Local Law, if any provision of this policy is changed or becomes in conflict with Federal, State or Local Law, such Law will preempt the policy, and revision(s) will be made accordingly; and


WHEREAS, volunteers will be provided with notice that revisions have been made and the location of the revised policy(s); now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Department of Health and Department of Emergency Services Medical Reserve Corps Policy, in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Legislature, is hereby adopted,


and move its adoption.





AYES:                       NOES:      



Passed Committee: Health, Human Services and Housing on ______________. 


Passed Committee: Law Enforcement and Public Safety on ______________.


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ______________. 





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Updated: September 12, 2023