Hospital Legal Preparedness: Relevant Resources

Hospitals are required by laws, regulations, and accreditation requirements to plan for disasters. Proposed regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may have an effect on these requirements.

Because law may impact all stages of emergency preparedness and response, and is a required consideration under the Joint Commission  standards, legal issues should be incorporated into hospital emergency planning.

CDC’s Public Health Law Program can help hospitals incorporate law into emergency preparedness.