Emergency Readiness

Whether it is an impending hurricane along the Texas coast, a pandemic flu outbreak or bioterrorism, Texas hospitals must stand ready to provide care quickly and efficiently. The Texas Hospital Association provides resources to help hospitals provide uninterrupted care in emergency situations.

COVID-19 Resources for Texas Hospitals

Texas hospital are encouraged to visit THA's COVID-19 Resource Center for the latest guidance and updates for hospitals to prepare for and respond to the outbreak. 

THA's COVID-19 Resource Center

See THA's issue pages for specific guidance:

In addition, THA tracks related legislation and regulatory activity to keep members informed. 

During the 2019 legislative session, Texas hospitals supported and helped pass Senate Bill 752, by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), to expand liability protections for volunteer health care providers to ensure access to essential care services during a disaster. 


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