June 2004 Page 12 Preparedness California Clinic Emergency Preparedness Project

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Preparedness California Clinic Emergency Preparedness Project Emergency Operations Plan Template 1.34.3.2 Limitations During an area-wide disaster in which the Operational Area has opened its EOC , patient transfers and access to ambulances may need to be coordinated through the MHOAC , overriding other agreements. Developing arrangements for receipt or diversion / referral of disaster victims requires careful and detailed planning including: Alert and notification Sharing of medical information Patient tracking Contingencies that impact ability of either party to meet the terms of the agreement. 1.34.4 Relationship to Clinic Consortium The clinic and its clinic consortium will define their emergency response relationship in accordance with the role established by the clinic consortium. a. In the preparedness phase, the consortium role could include: Strengthening the relationship and coordination between the MHOAC and clinics in the county. Resource acquisition including grant funding, group purchasing and shared equipment. Training and technical assistance. Coordinated planning. Exercise coordination. b. In the response and recovery phases, the consortium role could include: Consortium coordinated clinic assistance to clinics. Information gathering and dissemination to other clinics or Operational Area. Resource acquisition. Public information. Technical assistance. c. In the recovery phase, assisting with obtaining financial recovery assistance. d. As soon as practicable following a disaster, the <Name of Clinic> Incident Manager will report the following to the clinic consortium. See Appendix J.3 – Disaster Contacts for call list: Nature of the emergency. June 2004 Page 13
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Preparedness California Clinic Emergency Preparedness Project Emergency Operations Plan Template Impact of the emergency on clinic operations. Current operational status of the clinic. When the clinic expects to become fully operational. Clinic resource needs. e. Clinic reporting to the clinic consortium does not take the place of reporting to the MHOAC , unless operational area plans call for clinic – MHOAC coordination to be mediated by the clinic consortium. f. Clinic reporting to the clinic consortium does not necessarily constitute a request for resources or other assistance. 1.34.5 Coordination with Corporate Headquarters The <Name of Clinic> Executive Director will notify the corporate headquarters of the clinic in the event of any emergency that requires clinic evacuation, 9-1-1 response of emergency medical or law enforcement personnel, or the opening of the clinic EOC . Corporate headquarters emergency management staff, in coordination with the clinic Emergency Preparedness Committee and the clinic’s Operational Area officials should determine the respective roles of corporate headquarters and the clinic in managing the clinic’s response, coordinating with the Operational Area and requesting response resources.
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