What is an Incident Action Plan (IAP) and when are hospitals required to write an IAP?
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 is generally comprised of:
The IAP may also have a number of other forms as attachments such
as Traffic Plans, Branch Assignments, etc.
Objective 12 of NIMS Implementations Objectives for Healthcare
states Incident Command System (ICS) implementation must include
the consistent application of incident action planning.
Therefore, anytime HICSi is implemented in a drill or exercise,
the development of IAPs are required.