A civil, military, natural emergency or disaster, may be declared by the medical director and executive director of university hospitals or their designees. The comprehensive planning for triage and treatments of patients presenting for urgent or emergency care shall be the responsibility of the medical director. The departments of emergency medicine and the department of surgery shall be charged with the primary responsibility for trauma patient care.
Upon order of the medical director, patients may be discharged, transferred to another hospital, or moved to other health care facilities in order to make more room for critical ill or injured patients. The medical director and the executive director may participate in local or regional emergency or disaster plans as may be appropriate to save lives and provide adequate medical care and treatment.
(Board approval dates: 9/6/2002, 4/6/2016)