Hospitals are required to conduct drills and exercises for accreditation and/or grant requirement(s).
Examples of these requirements include:
The HPP grant may require hospital participation in the annual Statewide Medical Health Exercise.
The National Incident Management System Compliance for Healthcare Objective 7 states that NIMS concepts and principles are promoted into all organization-related training and exercises.
The Joint Commission in EM03.01.03 requires two emergency response exercises (at least one to include an escalating event where the local community is unable to support the event), and at least one to include participation in a community-wide exercise.