|Health Services Organization in the Event of Disaster (PAHO)|
|Chapter 5: Organization of medical care centers for disaster situations|
|Technical and administrative organization|
|Structure of the Plan|
1) The plan should be oriented and managed by the director of the institution or his representative: the assistant director or the head of the medical or surgical department. The director or his representative presides over the disaster plan committee and acts as executive coordinator of the plan.
2) Coordination is maintained with other institutions in the health sector, especially the civil defense plan, and internally with the various units and services of the hospital.