Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

 

PLANNING

 

All levels of government share the responsibility for working together in preparing for, preventing, responding to, and recovering from the effects of an emergency or disaster event.  The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is the lead agency for ESF 8: Health & Medical Services Emergency Support Function.  Included in ESF #8 are medical care and public health services that are essential elements of any emergency, disaster or major catastrophe incident response. The intent of ESF #8 is to supplement county and local governments affected by the emergency or disaster by using resources primarily available from the UDOH and supporting departments and agencies to ESF 8. 


Information about the causes of natural and man-made disasters, what to do in an emergency, and where to seek help in an emergency are key to overcoming the potential hazards associated with emergencies. The UDOH Emergency Response Plans are dedicated to providing helpful and informative resources and information specific to the Health Department in the areas of disease, natural disaster, terrorism and other emergency threats. 

  

Emergency Operations Plan


The Utah Department of Health’s (UDOH) Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) details the functions and responsibilities of the UDOH and assets during the preparedness, response, and recovery phases of emergency/disaster operations.  This plan establishes a department organizational structure for emergency/disaster response as well as describes the concepts and policies under which the department agencies will operate during emergencies/disasters.  In addition, the plan provides for coordination with other state and local agencies.  Due to the nature and size of this plan it is not available on the website, but can be provided upon request to Jo Anna Larsen

 

Mass Fatality Management Plan

 

The Mass Fatality Management Plan is a state-wide plan and guidance document for local jurisdictions, hospitals, healthcare facilities, and other entities involved in fatality managment in the State of Utah. 

 

The Mass Fatality Management Plan is currently under review for updates and improvements.  For more information, contact Bob Fowler.

 

     Mass Fatality Managment Plan

     Mass Fatality Managment Appendices


Utah Pandemic Influenza Response Plan

 

     Utah Pandemic Influenza Response Plan
     Attachment 1: Operational Coordination and Communication Plan
     Attachment 2:  Influenza Enhanced Surveillance Plan
     Attachment 3:  Community Mitigation Plan
     Attachment 4:  Vaccination Administration and Distribution Plan
     Attachment 5:  Antiviral Medication and Stockpile Use Plan
     Attachment 6:  Public and Risk Communications Plan
     Attachment 7:  Laboratory Response Plan
 

     Attachment 8:  Communicable Disease Continuity Annex

     Attachment 9:  Medical Care Triage Guidelines
     Attachment 10:  Public Health Legal Authorities

 

Utah Emergency Medical Services Pandemic Influenza Guidelines

 

     EMS Pandemic Influenza Guidelines

 

Utah Mass Casuality Incident Plan

 

     Utah Mass Casuality Incident Plan

 

Utah Department of Health Continuity of Operations Plan

 

     All-Hazards Continuity of Operations Plan
    

Medical Surge Capacity Plan   (documents pending, please contact Jo Anna Larsen for more information)


     Medical Surge Capacity Plan
     Attachment 1:  Triage and Treatment Guidelines Supplement
     Attachment 2:  WMD 2005 Supplement

 

 


 

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