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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department Of Health
Chapter 410. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia
10/20/2021

12VAC5-410-270. Disaster and mass casualty programs.

A. Each hospital shall develop and maintain a written disaster plan that includes provisions for complete evacuation of the facility and care of mass casualties.

B. The plan shall provide for widespread disasters as well as for disaster occurring within the local community and hospital facility.

C. The disaster plan shall be rehearsed at least twice a year preferably as part of a coordinated drill in which other community emergency service agencies participate. Written reports and evaluation of all drills shall be maintained for at least two years.

D. A copy of the plan and any revision thereto shall be made available to the OLC upon request.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-127 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 2.11, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995; Volume 22, Issue 8, eff. January 25, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007.

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