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Are hospital leaders and medical staff required to participate in creating the Emergency Operations Plan?

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Someone from the medical staff or physician member and someone from the hospital executive leadership (as opposed to middle management) team should participate in planning activities prior to the development of the Emergency Operations Plan. Medical staff and hospital leadership will be directly involved in the management of an implementation of the emergency operations plan, so their input is essential to establish the expected capabilities and duties of these entities.  

It is also important for medical staff and executive leadership to understand the duties and capabilities for the staff that will support the emergency operations plan, and the capabilities of community support entities. Many disaster scenarios involve patient care regarding management of current patients and managing influx of patients. Hospital leaders must understand the command structure and how it functions. 

Reference EM.02.01.01 EP1 
Last updated on May 15, 2020
Manual: Home Care
Chapter: Emergency Management EM

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