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.
In addition, THA tracks related legislation and regulatory activity to keep members informed.
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U.S. DHS Action Guide: Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Security Awareness for Soft Targets and Crowded Places
State of Texas CHEMPACK Program Overview
Nerve Agent Information for Emergency Medical Services and Hospitals
HSIN Warns of Terrorists Targeting Hospitals
2017 CIC Course Application (Word)
Tips for Communicating Before, During and After Disasters
Texas Department of State Health Services Hospital Preparedness Program
Texas Department of State Health Services Influenza Information for Health Care Professionals
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Health Resources and Services Administration Emergency Preparedness and Continuity of Operations
In Texas, direct questions regarding HRSA hospital preparedness grants to:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Disaster Medical System
American Hospital Association: Emergency Readiness
Senate Bill 752
Expanding Liability Protections for Volunteer Health Care Professionals and Health Care Facilities Ensures Access to Care in a Disaster
Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy quality/public Health, 512/465-1043
According to Texas Government Code 305.027, portions of this material may be considered “legislative advertising.” Authorization for its publication is made by John Hawkins, Texas Hospital Association, 1108 Lavaca, Suite 700, Austin, TX 78701-2180.