Plans - Emergency Management 96 Hour Plan

With respect to the 96-hour plan, are organizations expected to remain sustainable for that period of time?

The health care organization is not required to remain fully functional for 96-hours, but is required to develop an understanding of their capabilities and limitations in order to make effective decisions concerning the progressive curtailment or stopping of services in an organized and prioritized way so as to maintain those services most applicable to the emergency situation for as long as possible. The issues for analysis are to be high priority issues identified in the hazard vulnerability analysis. The anticipated actions, emergency supply inventory, access to emergency supplies capability, and emergency services are to be based upon that assessment process. Exercises can be used to validate or adjust the sustainability plan. If any of the organization's controlling authorities, such as a local/state/region/federal charter, requires the organization to remain open for a specified period of time, then the organization is to comply. [EM.02.01.01]
Last updated on April 11, 2016
Manual: Hospital and Hospital Clinics
Chapter: Emergency Management EM

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