Update: December 13, 2006
Pandemic Influenza Policy Issues in Process is now posted in the EOHHS Provider Resources.
Update: December 12, 2006
A model provider COOP from Seven Hills Foundation and Affiliates and related doucments has been posted in the EOHHS Provider Resources.
Update: November 28, 2006
Guidance on Medical care for EOHHS Clients and Patients During Reduction of Staff and Public Health Emergencies has been issued by DPH and is posted in the EOHHS Provider Resources.
Update: July 7, 2006
The EOHHS regional teams established to assist EOHHS providers in the development of their COOPs have reviewed plans submitted by many providers. Providers who have not yet submitted their plans to their regional team are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
Based on their review of the plans submitted, the regional teams are developing additional guidance in the form of model plans for each of the essential elements and training opportunities. Information on the model plans and training opportunities will be posted on this website when available.
Providers are also encouraged to share their plans with their staff and to conduct internal testing. Meetings with community partners will also be helpful in ensuring the most effective collaboration and communication during a pandemic or other emergency.
Update: May 16, 2006
As many EOHHS providers offer various services through one overarching entity, you may be receiving multiple communications from your contracting, licensing and/or certifying agencies requesting documentation for your Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).
Please note that while you may receive a number of attestation forms, checklists, or requests to submit your plan, you are not required to have more than one COOP. While we encourage system-wide planning for your agency as a whole, you may determine whether your services require multiple COOPs.
If you do choose to write one COOP for all of your services, please be sure to address all elements required by your licensing/certifying agencies in this plan, and send documentation as requested.
If you have questions, please e-mail your regional contact(s). If you are unsure about what region you are located in, please refer to the Map of Emergency Preparedness Regions and Regional Coalitions below.
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.