3701-2-04.7 Bureau of public health preparedness.

(A) The following functions are prescribed for the bureau of public health preparedness :

(1) Coordinate with other governmental units in responding to disasters;

(2) Prepare, coordinate, and manage all federal and state bioterrorism and hospital preparedness related grants;

(3) Assure that emergency preparedness plans prepared by bureaus and programs in the department of health are consistent with the provisions of the state of Ohio emergency response plan;

(4) Establish and conduct a state wide program to insure that local health departments, hospitals, and health care facilities develop and implement comprehensive emergency response plans that are consistent with the provisions of the state of Ohio emergency response plan;

(5) Establish and conduct a state wide program to assure effective and interoperable communications plans for the department;

(6) Establish and conduct a state wide program to assure that local health departments, hospitals, and health care facilities implement a program of training, exercises and drills to assure that emergency response plans are effective and responsive to likely emergency response scenarios in Ohio;

(7) Establish, conduct and coordinate all activities of the department of health to assure that volunteers are used effectively in acts of bioterrorism, natural disaster, and mass casualty;

(8) Assure compliance with rules of the Administrative Code regarding reporting requirements for poison control centers, and trauma centers relative to acts of bioterrorism, natural disaster, and mass casualty and

(9) Obtain and maintain medical and other material necessary for a rapid response to protect the public's health as well as establish and conduct responsive interventions to a public health emergency.

(B) The following minimum qualifications of the chief of the bureau of public health preparedness are prescribed:

(1) A master's degree in a health-related field, public administration, business administration, or other business related field, and three years progressively responsible administrative or management experience in the area of public health, public administration, or toxicology; or

(2) Other equivalent combination of education and experience.

Effective: 12/16/2011
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3701.34
Rule Amplifies: 3701.34
Prior Effective Dates: 11/7/2005, 12/22/08