Hospitals are required to conduct drills and exercises for
accreditation and/or grant requirement(s).
Examples of these requirements include:
The HPP grant may require hospital participation in the
annual Statewide Medical Health Exercise.
The National Incident Management System Compliance for
Healthcare Objective 7 states that NIMS concepts and
principles are promoted into all organization-related training
The Joint Commission in EM03.01.03 requires two emergency
response exercises (at least one to include an escalating event
where the local community is unable to support the event),
and at least one to include participation in a community-wide