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Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) Project
"Developing a Comprehensive and Compassionate Response"
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (BPHEP) conducted a workshop on January 24, 2013 to initiate Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) plan development for the State of Arizona.
The Arizona CSC plan development project is a 12-month initiative that will involve input from a wide variety of partners including health care facilities, emergency management, legal and ethical experts, emergency medical services, public safety and many more. The purpose of this collaborative effort is to improve preparedness for all Arizonans by establishing clear and concise protocols to follow in the event of a catastrophic emergency. This planning initiative will be guided by an interdisciplinary group of experts throughout the State, as well as federal guidance from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Planning efforts will be guided by the following five elements:
- Strong ethical grounding
- Integrated and ongoing community and provider engagement
- Necessary legal authority and environment
- Clear triggers, indicators, and lines of responsibilities
- Evidence based clinical processes and operations
This topic is challenging by nature, but through collaboration and consensus building with stakeholders and the general public, we can develop a fair and equitable system for delivering care during the most serious disasters and public health emergencies.
|January 24, 2013||Initial Planning Conference Slides/Handouts|
|Feb. – Dec., 2013||Draft Plan Development|
|June 27, 2013||Mid Planning Conference Slides/Handouts|
|July 17, 2013||Clinical & Legal/Ethical Workgroups Slides/Handouts|
|November-December 2013||Public Comment and Engagement Meetings|
|December 2013||Legal and Ethical Review|
|January 2014||Plan Finalization|
|February 2014||Final Planning Conference and Facilitated Discussion|
Arizona Crisis Standards of Care Resource Materials
Note: Information provided in PDF files unless otherwise stated.