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.