the Indiana 19th Medical
Regimental Association, Inc.
The 19th Med is an Association formed exclusively for charitable, medical, educational and scientific purposes. We plan for emergency medical response with governmental and nongovernmental organizations. We seek out Indiana licensed health care professionals to join us in providing health care services to those in need – such as during declared states of emergency or natural disasters. We rehearse our response during planned exercises so that we can be nimble in responding to a variety of scenarios. The 19th Med can mobilize itself to offer free medical, psychiatric, and dental services to first responders, any person at the scene requiring immediate care, or veterinary services for any animal requiring urgent care.
We seek licensed healthcare professionals as well others who do not have a medical background to be our support team. We seek drivers, laborers, supply chain specialists, business administrators, chaplains, and attorneys. It is not necessary to serve in uniform to join the 19th Med in its mission. However, some of us also volunteer for state military service and as such, can activate under the Military Department of Indiana, which is commanded by the Governor and the Adjutant General.
The 19th Med utilizes both a military command structure and the civilian national incident command system (NIMS) framework. Our military command structure is based upon the model of the US Army Medical Corps with physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, counselors, registered nurses, paramedics, and supporting medical service corps personnel. By our also utilizing the NIMS framework, we can readily integrate with other governmental and nongovernmental entities for missions.
The 19th Med is an Indiana public nonprofit corporation. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that the 19th Med is a public charity and exempt from Federal tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 501(c)(3). The 19th Med is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the IRC. Donors can deduct contributions they make to the 19th Med under IRC Section 170.