Approval for Health Care Facility Use of Surge Tents
Flu season is here and some hospitals are experiencing an influx of patients in their emergency departments. This may require the need to set up a tent for triage. CHA would like to remind hospitals that the California Department of Public Health (CDPHi) has provided guidance on preparing for tent use. On January 20, 2010, CDPH issued the Approval for Health Care Facility Use of Surge Tents. This document is in addition to the provisions for written approval of tent use described in AFL 09-39 issued October 30, 2009. CHA also released a related memo on November 22, 2011. These documents are intended to expedite the approval of the operation of surge tents and they remain in effect for the 2015 flu season.