A physician practice should have, and review at least annually, a disaster plan. The specifics of the disaster plan depend in part on the location of the practice. Consider susceptibility to snowstorms, tornadoes or hurricanes, floods, terrorist attack, West Nile virus, earthquakes, wildfires, and other possible disasters.
Having a disaster plan in place is not enough. Review the plan with staff so that there is an awareness of the plans. Consider occasional drills to practice response strategies.
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