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  • Executive Order RP 57: Relating to implementing recommendations form the Governors task Force on Evacuation, Transportation and logistics. The task force issued a final report in 2006 with recommendations to improve the states ability to plan and execute mass evacuations in five key areas: Command, control and communication, evacuation of people with special needs, fuel availability; traffic flow and pubic awareness. In part, the Governor directed GDEM in coordination with DSHS , and other appropriate state agencies to define the term “special Needs.” and develop a statewide evacuation and shelter plan for persons with special needs. Hurricane Evacuation and Mass Care Plan along with Attachement 5 medical Special Needs is the result of the work directed by Executive order RP 57 There is discussion that this plan needs to be developed for all hazards and needs to be its own appendix to annex H. Work is anticipated for next spring. Plan is to have regional representation on the planning team Taken steps to make the development of state plans a two fold project including first the development of state annex or appendix and the second part is the development of guidance for regional and local planning

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  • Texas Department of State Health Services Rick Bays Director, Response & Recovery Unit, Prevention and Preparedness
  • 2008 Emergency Response
    • San Angelo – Yearning for Zion Ranch
    • Epi Investigation – Salmonella Outbreak
    • Hurricane Dolly
    • Hurricane Eduard
    • Hurricane Gustav
    • Hurricane Ike
  • Principal Activities San Angelo – Yearning for Zion Ranch
    • Health & Medical Support to Shelters
      • - Clinical Services
      • - Medical Care
      • - Pharmacy Services
      • - Infection Control
      • - Communicable Disease Outbreak
  • Principal Activities San Angelo – Yearning for Zion Ranch Cont’d
    • Medical Triage of State Employees
    • EMS Transportation
    • Mental Health Services including CISM
  • Principal Activities Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak
    • Coordinated Activities between CDC, FDA, States
    • ID Cases
    • Trace back food sources and distribution
    • Product recalls
    • Consumer advisories
  • Principal Activities 2008 Hurricanes
    • Evacuation Support for MSN
    • Evacuation Support for Facilities
    • Sheltering for MSN
    • Repatriation of MSN
    • Recovery
  • Evacuation Support for MSN
    • Deployed ambulances under state contract
    • Requested, managed, and deployed FEMA Ambulances
    • Deployed and managed paratransit vehicles
    • Deployed coach buses with staff
    • - paramedics and nurses
    • - Medical supplies jump bags
    • O2 at fuel and comfort stations
  • Evacuation Support for Facilities
    • Statewide bed reporting
    • Hospital Status Reporting
    • Evacuation of State Hospital
    • Medical Transportation
    • - ambulances, paratransit, buses
    • - NDMS flights
    • - TMF flights
  • Evacuation Support for Facilities Cont’d
    • Medical Supplies
    • DMAT Teams
    • Patient Tracking
    • Evac of UTMB
  • Sheltering for MSN
    • Support to local jurisdictions
    • Contract with BCFS to operate shelters
    • FMS shelters
    • Medical Staff Support
    • - Volunteers
    • - Contracted
    • - Federal
  • Sheltering for MSN Cont’d
    • Supplies and Equipment
    • - shelter push packs
    • - O2
    • - Bariatric beds
    • Pharmacy Services
    • - federal EPAP program
    • - direct Contracts with pharmacies
  • Sheltering for MSN Cont’d
    • Shelter surveillance
    • - rosters
    • - infection control
  • Repatriation of MSN
    • Medical Transportation
    • - staffing on buses
    • - ambulances and paratransit
    • - fixed and rotary wing aircraft
    • Coordinator between sending and receiving locators
    • Validation of arrival
  • Recovery
    • Task Force Ike
    • Public Health Assessment
    • - infrastructure
    • - CASPER Team
    • MSN Shelters
    • Mental Health Services
    • - Community MHMR clinics
    • - CISM
  • Recovery
    • Immunizations
    • Vector
    • Mortuary
  • Major Challenges/ Needs
    • Patient Evacuee Tracking
    • Local & Regional Med Evac Plan Training
    • Local & Regional Planning for Shelters
    • Recovery Planning
    • Integration of Planning and Resource Sharing
    • - Facility
    • - Local Community
    • - Regional
    • - State
    • - Federal