Healthcare Requesting Procedures
The purpose of this document is to outline the process health care organizations will use for initial and resupply requests of exhausted or depleted medical supplies and resources. Requests for assistance are to be made from the health care organization directly to the Local Health Authority (LHA) and/or Emergency Manager (EM). The EM will work with the LHA to identify the available resources to meet the organization’s requested need utilizing Local, State and Federal resources, which may include assets from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). Their ability to meet this request is contingent upon availability of Federal, State and LHA resources and assets available at the time of request. These procedures are to be used when it appears imminent that health care organizational supplies and resources will be exhausted as the result of a public health emergency or a large-scale event in the community.