1. Notify DPH Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality at 1-800-462-5540.
2. Notify DPH Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management’s (OPEM) 24-hour on-call duty officer at pager number 617-339-8351.
3. Notify your region’s Central Medical Emergency Direction Center (CMED) by radio or phone. If an evacuation is needed, coordi-nate with CMED. See contact information.
4. After the condition that prompted the Code Black is resolved:
a) Immediately notify your region’s CMED by radio or phone;
b) Immediately notify the OPEM on-call duty officer by page;
c) As soon as reasonably possible submit a Code Black incident report to DPH via the Virtual Gateway | Health Care Facility Reporting System (HCFRS); and,
d) Within 14 days of the event, add a written after-action report to your HCFRS submission describing the circum-stances that prompted the Code Black and actions taken to resolve, recover and resume operations.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management
Regional Central Medical Emergency Direction Center (CMED):
|Region 1 CMED||413-846-6226|
|Region 2 CMED||508-854-0100|
|Region 3 CMED||978-946-8130|
|Region 4 CMED||617-343-1499|
|Region 5 CMED||508-362-4335 (Barnstable)|
Laws: 105 CMR § 130.331 (A)
We hope these instructions helped you meet this reporting requirement. Be aware that this action may not fulfill all applicable reporting requirements associated with the event.