Nevada Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) Plan


Malinda Southard, DC

Project Manager, Nevada CSC Plan
4150 Technology Way, Suite 200
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 684-4039
mailto:msouthard@health.nv.gov

    The Nevada Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) Plan follows the federally-recognized best practice model of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and is the culmination of a 30-month project with multiple federal, state, and community partner's hard work, time, discussion, and input. CSC will usually follow a formal declaration or recognition by state government during a pervasive or catastrophic disaster which recognizes that contingency surge response strategies have been exhausted, and crisis medical care must be provided for a sustained period of time. The purpose of the Nevada CSC Plan is to detail how Nevada’s statewide healthcare system will respond during a major catastrophe.

    The Nevada CSC Plan was created through development and accomplishments of: a Public Engagement Campaign; CSC Hospital/Healthcare Workgroup; CSC Ethical/Legal Workgroup; CSC Public Health & Emergency Management Workgroup; CSC EMS Workgroup; CSC Physician Panel Discussions and CSC Clinical Stakeholder Meetings; the CSC Advisory Committee; and an internal CSC Project Team.

    If you have any questions or would like more information on the Nevada Crisis Standards of Care Plan or the Emergency Providers Organization of Nevada, please contact the Project Manager at the information located to the upper right.

      Emergency Providers Organization of Nevada

      In the event of a catastrophic public health emergency, approved applicants of the Emergency Providers Organization of Nevada (EPON) may be called upon to serve all Nevadans by way of the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) to assist in the development of Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) recommendations. CSC recommendations will then be processed through the Nevada Division of Emergency Management, State Emergency Operations Center, State Policy Group, and ultimately to be approved by the Governor.