STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR HEALTHCARE SURGE DURING EMERGENCIES

The 2006-07 State Budget Act provided $5 million in General Funds to develop standards and guidelines for healthcare delivery during surge events. CDPH incorporated broad stakeholder involvement in developing standards such as facility and worker liability, reimbursement, operation of alternate care sites, and surge plan templates for healthcare facilities and communities.

Given the need for robust surge planning at both the healthcare facility and community level, these guidelines are important for defining what healthcare delivery will look like under various emergency scenarios and allow for more robust surge planning. This project includes operational tools and templates for use at the facility and community levels.

This section provides links to the Standards and Guidelines Manuals, Operational Tools and Training Materials.

Public Comment

Volume V - Long-Term Care Health Facilities

PHASE I PUBLISHED VOLUMES

Foundational Knowledge

Volume I - Hospitals

Volume II - Alternate Care Sites

Volume III - Payers

Reference Manual

PHASE II (VOLUMES IN PROGRESS)

Volume IV- Community Care Clinics (Final Draft)