Public Notice of Intent

Emergency and Disaster Management for Healthcare Organizations Standard


Designation Number: HSO 9002

Standards notification on a: New Development

Type of Standard: Organizational Competency

Status: Open for comment (15 days)

Responsible Technical CommitteeTC033 – Emergency Management

Project Need: Health services organizations play a vital role in responding to emergencies and disasters. Therefore, even when emergencies and disasters occur outside the organization, health services organizations must be sufficiently prepared to respond to such events in a comprehensive and coordinated way and provide the necessary health services in the event of an emergency or disaster to have a positive impact on health outcomes.

Scope: The Emergency and Disaster Management for Healthcare Organizations Standard aims to provide an updated approach to best guide emergency and disaster preparedness processes and protocols in health services organizations. This includes but not limited to: (1) all parts of the disaster management cycle including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery; (2) and an All-Hazards Approach; (3) hazard identification and working with community partners to identify risks to the community; (4) organizational and personal resilience training and protocol; (5) identifying vulnerable populations and their needs; (5) capacity planning; and (6) criteria for managing mass casualty events. This standard will examine processes and protocols that are aligned with HSO’s 8 Quality Dimensions including population focus, accessibility, safety, work-life, person-centred services, continuity of services, effectiveness and efficiency.

Applicability: Global

Proposed Timeline: October 2019

Posted on: October 8, 2018

Contact Information: Organizations interested to support the development of this standard or wanting to be consulted as a stakeholder during the development process may contact us at Individuals, including patients, providers, health leaders and the members of the public are encouraged to provide comments through stakeholder organizations.

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