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Catastrophic Health Emergency

Overview
Public Comment and Current Issues
Meeting Dates
Members
 

Overview

The Catastrophic Health Emergency Powers Act was passed in 2004.  It required the creation of a response plan that included elements specific to a public health and medical emergency response.  The Act also requires the creation of a Planning Task Force that reconvenes yearly to review and if necessary, update the plan.  Although this Task Force has statutorily identified members, many other agencies have been invited to this planning process as advisors to ensure a comprehensive plan.

Click below to view the Catastrophic Health Emergency Powers Act
Catastrophic Health Emergency Powers Act

Click below to view the current Catastrophic Health Emergency Plan
CHE Plan 2010

Public Comment & Current Issues

Every year the Task Force identifies issues that need to be addressed.  These are included in the CHE plan as "Recommended Action".  Below are some of the issues this Task Force is addressing:

Click below to view information regarding Adapted Standards of Care
Adapted Standards of Care

Click below to see the Draft Recommended Actions for Healthcare Facilities
DRAFT OSDH Hospital Crisis Standards of Care

To submit commentary regarding the Draft Recommended Actions for Healthcare Facilities click here

 

Meeting Dates

The Task Force sets aside quarterly meetings to complete the review process.  Depending on the amount of time needed to review, some of the meetings are tentative and may be cancelled based on need.  Below are the Catastrophic Health Emergency Planning Task Force Meeting dates, locations, agendas, and minutes.

       Date                                   Location                                     Agenda                Meeting Minutes 

April 18, 2013
10:00 am
OSDH:  1000 NE 10th Street, Ste. 1102 N/A N/A
October 17, 2013
10:00 am
OSDH:  1000 NE 10th Street, Ste. 1102 N/A N/A


For questions related to the Catastrophic Health Emergency meetings please contact the Emergency Preparedness and Response Service at 405.271.0900.

 

Members/Advisors

Statutorily Named Members

Secretary of Health
(Chair)
• Commissioner of Health or designee
• Director of Public Safety or designee
• State Attorney General or designee
• Administrative Director of the Courts or designee
• Director of Emergency Management or designee
• Senator appointed by President Pro Tempore
• Senator appointed by President Pro Tempore
• House Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
• House Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
• Director THD or designee
• Director OCCHD or designee
• State Fire Marshal
• Representative from OK State Bd of Medical Licensure & Supervision
• Representative from State Bd of Osteopathic Examiners
• Representative of the Governor appointed by the Governor
• Person representating a statewide organization of hospitals appointed by the Governor
• Representative of the OK Nurses Assoc.
• Representative of the OK Psychological Assoc.

Advisors/Partner Agencies

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
• Oklahoma Department of Human Services
• Metropolitan & Regional Medical Response Systems
• Oklahoma Board of Dentistry
• Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
• Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps
• Oklahoma Military Department
• Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
• Veteran’s Administration
• Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, & Forestry

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