Thousands Sign Up for California Health Corps

Posted at 9:00 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 12:00:23-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tens of thousands of retired health care workers and medical and nursing students are signing up for the newly established California Health Corps. But almost nothing is known about how it will operate, how much it will cost and whether taxpayers will be liable for any malpractice.

Gov. Gavin Newsom established the corps to staff the 66,000 additional hospital rooms he said could be needed when the coronavirus outbreak peaks in California in mid-May.

Now the state's task is to smoothly integrate that volunteer army into the existing health care system and the stopgap medical facilities springing up in sports arenas, fairgrounds and other locations.

You can read more about the program and register online here.