TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER b: HOSPITAL AND AMBULATORY CARE FACILITIES
PART 205 AMBULATORY SURGICAL TREATMENT CENTER LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 205.510 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS


 

Section 205.510  Disaster Preparedness

 

a)         Each facility shall develop and maintain a disaster preparedness plan that includes patients, staff and others in the facility.  The plan shall cover fire, natural disasters, functional failure of equipment, explosion, and non-patient medical emergencies or other unexpected events or circumstances.  The plan shall be tested annually for effectiveness with drills and written evaluations.  Any corrections to the plan shall be promptly implemented.  This plan shall specify persons to be notified and actions to be taken and shall be known by all staff of the facility.

 

b)         Each facility shall be prepared to manage those medical emergencies that may be associated with procedures performed there.

 

c)         For the purposes of this Section, "emergency" means a situation, physical condition or one or more practices, methods or operations that present imminent danger of death or serious physical or mental harm to patients of an ASTC.

 

(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 19208, effective September 9, 2014)