EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

Section 40-2.70 - Emergency preparedness and response; performance standards

Section 40-2.70 Emergency preparedness and response; performance standards

The local health department shall conduct a program designed to ensure readiness to respond to health emergencies, whether naturally occurring or deliberate, to protect the health of its residents. The program shall include at a minimum:

(a) development and maintenance of an All Hazards Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan;

(b) activities designed to maintain readiness to provide appropriate medical countermeasures to the public in response to an emergency;

(c) ensure training and health education to local health department staff, health care providers and the community on health emergency preparedness;

(d) participation and implementation of exercises and drills that include appropriate response partners; and

(e) responding to emergencies as described in the All Hazards Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Doc Status: 
Complete