Office for Civil Rights
Emergency Preparedness Planning and Response
- Emergency Preparedness Planning and HIPAA Privacy Rule:
- Emergency Response and HIPAA Privacy Rule:
- Hurricane Katrina Bulletin: Disclosing PHI in Emergency Situations [PDF - 30KB]
- Hurricane Katrina Bulletin 2: Compliance Guidance and Enforcement Statement [PDF - 148KB]
HHS and DHS co-sponsored: Working Conference on Emergency Management and Individuals with Disabilities and the Elderly (June 2006) - A conference for state emergency management officials and disability and aging experts to work with Federal officials to address emergency planning issues for people with disabilities and the elderly. Now Available: Post Conference Report, Transcripts, State Quarterly Reports and Items of Interest.
AoA: Emergency Assistance Guide (PDF) - preparedness and planning guide to assist the National Aging Network and others in planning for and responding to the special needs of older persons in the event of a disaster.
AHRQ: Disaster Response Tools and Resources - an information site that can be used during emergency events and natural disasters to assist in response and recovery efforts
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Hurricane Public Service Announcements are available in American Sign Language and in other languages. You can also get copies of the scripts of all the videos at this website if you can't understand the audio. All video files are available for Windows Media Player.
- Office on Disability:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
Other Federal resources
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Last revised: September 6, 2007