Technical Assistance Publication: Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Service Programs


The document titled Technical Assistance Publication Series TAP 34 is a handbook designed for Behavioral Health Service Programs, focusing on disaster planning. It covers subjects such as Planning Rationale and Process, Disaster Preparation, Continuity Planning, Medication Management, Pandemic Disease Planning, and Execution and Testing of the disaster plan.

The TAP addresses planning issues for staff at programs that provide treatment for mental or substance use disorders, or both This guidance addresses the planning needs specific to programs that offer prevention services, outpatient or residential treatment, medically supervised withdrawal, and pharmacotherapy The TAP also covers planning issues for vulnerable population (e.g: children, older adults, pregnant women, people with chronic medical disorders, people with pharmacological dependency).


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