Hospital Evacuation Checklist

This checklist provides guidance in the development or update of a hospital evacuation plan containing detailed information, instructions, and procedures that can be engaged in any emergency situation necessitating either full or partial hospital evacuation, as well as sheltering in place.

The expectation will be that staff may need to accompany patients and work in staging areas, in local government Alternative Care Sites (ACS) and/or at receiving facilities, subject to receiving proper emergency credentials. Drills, training and reviews must be conducted to ensure that staff have a working knowledge of the plan and to ensure that the plan is workable. 

The hospital evacuation plan should be consistent with federal NIMS and The Joint Commission requirements.