Ever since 9/11 the federal government has stressed the need
to plan for a terrorist incident involving a weapon of mass destruction (WMD)
The key consequence regarding management planning issues for a WMD incident are
medical and public health
The four major components for a response to a WMD incident
are threat assessment; emergency consultation; specialized technical
assistance, and additional assets as needed from the federal and private
sector Response plans should address these components Health response
requires cooperation with all state and local health agencies including private
health care providers
1 Is the health component adequately addressed in the
planning for a WMD incident?
2Do you believe that States and local governments,
including local health care facilities, will receive sufficient funding to
adequately plan and prepare for such an incident?