Hospital Repopulation After Evacuation: Guidelines and Checklist
Attached is a new tool for hospitals entitled Hospital
Repopulation after Evacuation Guidelines and Checklist
(Repopulation Guidelines). The purpose of the document is to
identify hospital operational and safety best practices, as well
as regulatory agency requirements, which must be considered when
repopulating after full or partial evacuation of general acute
care hospital inpatient building(s) (GACHB). The association
sought consultation from a number of State agencies prior to
publishing this document.
The initiative to develop Repopulation Guidelines was undertaken
to identify factors and steps that will allow an evacuated
hospital to return to normal operations as quickly as possible.
While events and circumstances may vary, efforts focused on
identification of State agency requirements and the basic steps
that must be considered to meet those requirements.
Also attached is a revised CHA Hospital Evacuation Plan Checklist
incorporating updates and references to the Repopulation
Guidelines in the section for Recovery, Reopening and
Repopulation after Evacuation.
The Repopulation Guidelines should be used to review and update
hospital Evacuation and Shelter in Place plans, as necessary, to
ensure that they are consistent and to allow the hospital to
consider repopulation requirements prior to evacuation.
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