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EMM-013: Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports:

  • A central civilian/medical command structure at the state level to coordinate emergency preparedness and response issues.
  • The enhancement of emergency preparedness surveillance, response and leadership capabilities in state and local public health agencies and tribal health centers.
  • The funding and implementation of planning for appropriate preparedness and response for infectious disease threats, natural disasters, mass casualties, chemical and biological emergencies, and other emergencies, including appropriate training of physicians, hospitals and hospital staffs throughout Wisconsin. (HOD, 0415 )