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State Plan Development System

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The Department of Health (DOH), as the lead agency for Florida's Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF 8)—public health and medical, coordinates development and maintenance of plans, both internal to the department, and those used by other partners in the state's public health and medical system.

Aligned Plan Development 

logo for Florida Planning System, Public Health & Healthchare PreparednessFlorida has developed a Plan Development Guide for State-level Operational Plans. The process outlined in the guide assures that operational plan development is accomplished through a consistent process, includes all stakeholders and results in integrated, operational plans. The guide is based on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 - Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans Version 2.

Tactical planning documents are developed to ensure an emergency operations plan's viability and implementation. Tactical planning documents for the Florida Department of Health Emergency Operations Plan, the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, and for Emergency Support Function 8 Annex are developed using the following guideline: State Tactical Planning Guide, Deliverable A and Deliverable B.

Plan Review and Approval 

The plan review and approval process ensures targeted reviews for key operational elements. It is a tiered process that addresses operational viability, concept of operations, alignment with existing plans, and grammatical review. The Practices for Productive Plan Reviews (pdf 86kb/1page) document assists reviewers in focusing on operational elements of a draft plan.

Approved plans are posted at the State Public Health and Medical Plans page.

*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF).  The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.