Hospitals are required to conduct and annually review their Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA). The HVA provides a systematic approach to recognizing hazards that may affect demand for the hospitals services or its ability to provide those services. The risks associated with each hazard are analyzed to prioritize planning, mitigation, response and recovery activities. The HVA serves as a needs assessment for the Emergency Management program. This process should involve community partners and be communicated to community emergency response agencies.
Kaiser Permanente has developed a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis tool which is available for download as a planning resource. Individuals or organizations using this tool are solely responsible for any hazard assessment and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.