Department of Health and Human Services: Health and Medical Services Support Plan for the Federal Response to Acts of Chemical/Biological (C/B) Terrorism   [open pdf - 121KB]

The purpose of this Chemical/Biological (C/B) Health and Medical Services Support Plan for the Federal response to acts of C/B terrorism is to provide a coordinated Federal response for urgent public health and medical care needs resulting from C/B terrorist threats or acts in the United States. Response actions for health and medical services needs are directed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through its executive agent, the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH). HHS directs the provision of U.S. Government-provided health and medical assistance in response to a C/B terrorist incident. The Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is assigned responsibility within HHS for implementation and coordination of health and medical assistance actions. The principal purpose of this plan is to support the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by leading the Emergency Support Function (ESF) #8 response to the health and medical aspects of a C/B terrorist incident.

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