In the event of an emergency that would result in an interruption of service, Prism is committed to ensuring adequate coverage for patient services.
The Crisis Management Team consists of the President, Vice Presidents, Director of Compliance & Government Affairs, Director of Human Resources. Other members of the management team, as designated, are responsible for coordinating, directing and delegating personnel activities during an emergency. Human Resources maintains a current personnel phone list, which is used as the emergency telephone tree.
Coordination, direction and delegation of personnel activities during an emergency will be conducted from the Crisis Management Team’s designated location.
Personnel are trained on the Emergency Management Plan (EMP) during general orientation and on an annual basis.
Personnel participate in training programs to develop adequate knowledge and skills necessary to perform in multiple client related job categories, if so needed.
The Emergency Management Plan will be evaluated annually at randomly selected times. Compliance & Government Affairs and Human Resources will conduct the coordination of annual tests. Drills are critiqued by the Crisis Management Team to identify deficiencies and opportunities for improvement.
On an annual basis, a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis will be evaluated. The Compliance Committee is involved in the analysis and completion of the Vulnerability Analysis chart. The data collected is aggregated by Compliance & Government Affairs. If there is a change in the impact of potential emergencies, the Emergency Management Plan will be updated accordingly.
The Crisis Management Team will assess the status of the emergency. Once it has been established that the emergency has passed, the Crisis Management Team will notify the staff