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The Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Checklist has a new look, and all referenced websites and footnotes have been updated. The substantive content remains unchanged and continues to serve as a valuable resource for health care providers and community leaders when preparing for and responding to large-scale disasters.
The Checklist's core sections are organized around a series of questions that a health care facility should answer in preparing for or addressing an emergency. The range of issues covers topics such as patient tracking and placement, health care personnel matters, vendor agreements, institutional insurance coverage as well as patient insurance coverage, the application of EMTALA requirements in emergency conditions, continuation of Internet and other information technology services, and securing disaster funding, to name a few. The Checklist recognizes that public health emergencies pose unique legal and operational issues that require close coordination and cooperation between public health agencies, health care organizations, and their respective legal counsel. Two appendices of resources were provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC’s) Public Health Law Program.
The Checklist is useful for hospital executives and administrators; emergency physicians and nurses; public health officials; homeland security and emergency management personnel; first responders; and members of the general public who are interested in how to prepare for a major public emergency.