The ADHS is implementing a new Surge Staffing Initiative. Similar to the Surge Line, this program will try to stabilize community hospital hot spots to deal with the ongoing surge of patients. It may also provide some relief for nursing staff. 

The initiative allows hospitals to apply to receive out-of-state nurses. The nurses will be deployed for a 6 week period for up to 20% of their licensed capacity at no cost.  The Arizona Surge Line staff will make the deployment decisions. 

Hospitals received the application forms this week. Here’s an example of the application questions and attestations.