[USC07] 6 USC 748a: Prioritization of facilities
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6 USC 748a: Prioritization of facilities Text contains those laws in effect on June 19, 2019
From Title 6-DOMESTIC SECURITYCHAPTER 2-NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENTSUBCHAPTER II-COMPREHENSIVE PREPAREDNESS SYSTEMPart A-National Preparedness System

§748a. Prioritization of facilities

Not later than 180 days after October 5, 2018, the Administrator shall provide guidance and training on an annual basis to State, local, and Indian tribal governments, first responders, and utility companies on-

(1) the need to prioritize assistance to hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities to ensure that such health care facilities remain functioning or return to functioning as soon as practicable during power outages caused by natural hazards, including severe weather events;

(2) how hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should adequately prepare for power outages during a major disaster or emergency, as those terms are defined in section 5122 of title 42; and

(3) how State, local, and Indian tribal governments, first responders, utility companies, hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities should develop a strategy to coordinate emergency response plans, including the activation of emergency response plans, in anticipation of a major disaster, including severe weather events.

( Pub. L. 115–254, div. D, §1208, Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3441 .)

Codification

Section was enacted as part of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 and also as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, and not as part of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 which comprises this chapter.

Definitions

For definitions of "Administrator" and "State" as used in this section, see section 1203 of Pub. L. 115–254, set out as a note under section 5122 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.