Incident Action Plan

The Incident Action Plan contains objectives reflecting the overall incident strategy and specific tactical actions and supporting information for the next operational period. The hospital’s IAP, at a minimum, is generally made up of the following forms:

The IAP may also have a number of other forms as attachments such as Traffic Plans, etc. Element 12 of NIMS Compliance for Healthcare states that hospitals utilize IAPs for all incidents and exercises along with the plans to communicate through the ICS chain-of-command. The Joint Commission’s EM 01.01.01 requires an ICS that is integrated into, and is consistent with, its community’s command structure.