"This plan is an annex to the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) Public Health Emergency Response Plan and Procedures. CDHS will carry out the response activities described in this plan in collaboration with the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA), the Governors Office of Emergency Services (OES), other state agencies, and local health departments (LHDs). This CDHS Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan outlines key assumptions for pandemic planning and response, summarizes relevant legal and statutory authorities, explains the CDHS emergency management organization and defines a concept of operations for pandemic influenza response. Appendices describe essential functions for conducting surveillance, case investigation, and treatment; preventing spread of the disease in the community; maintaining essential services; and other actions prior to, during, and after a pandemic. Although the term 'pandemic' can refer to any disease outbreak that becomes a worldwide epidemic, this plan uses the terms 'pandemic influenza' and 'pandemic' interchangeably."
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