Whether it is an impending hurricane along the Texas coast, a pandemic flu outbreak or bioterrorism, Texas hospitals must stand ready to provide care quickly and efficiently. The Texas Hospital Association provides resources to help hospitals provide uninterrupted care in emergency situations.
See THA's issue pages for specific guidance:
In addition, THA tracks related legislation and regulatory activity to keep members informed.
During the 2019 legislative session, Texas hospitals supported and helped pass Senate Bill 752, by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), to expand liability protections for volunteer health care providers to ensure access to essential care services during a disaster.
SB 752 - Relating to liability of volunteer health care providers and health care institutions for care, assistance, or advice provided in relation to a disaster.
ASPR TRACIE Templates & Resources for Memorandums of Understanding for Various Emergency Preparedness Topics
PACER at Johns Hopkins University - Model Memorandum of Understanding Between Hospitals during Declared Emergencies
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Senate Bill 752
Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy quality & public Health, 512/465-1043
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