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Jackdobbins116 – I am quite shocked at the thought of these highly skilled people being caught in the middle of a jurisdiction war with possible dire consequences of detainment for treating what effectively is a client of the airline.
I personally believe the airline should provide a volunteer medic with absolute protection against prosecution or litigation when the AIRLINE ACCEPT their offer of help. On the other side the airline will claim, how do we know the medic is qualified.
Its another chicken and egg situation, but all I do know is that if somebody has the courage to volunteer, they should receive at least the protection of the airline.
If not, the answer is simple – the airline should not ask for volunteers, but deal with the issue themselves………….ie. carry medically trained personnel …. (which I know is both costly and probably not practical)
EDIT – Medic = Doctor/Nurse and all things similar…