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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC


  ( Division 8.5 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. )

CHAPTER 9.5. Multipurpose Senior Centers And Senior Centers Emergency Operations Plans [9625- 9625.]
  ( Chapter 9.5 added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 620, Sec. 2. )


(a) No later than June 30, 2007, each multipurpose senior center and each senior center, as defined in subdivisions (j) and (n) of Section 9591, shall develop and maintain a written emergency operations plan. This emergency operations plan shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) Facility preparation procedures to identify the location of first aid supplies, secure all furniture, appliances, and other free-standing objects, and provide instructions for operating gas and water shutoff valves.

(2) An inventory of neighborhood resources that shall include, but not be limited to, the identification and location of all the following nearby resources:

(A) Generators.

(B) Telephones.

(C) Hospitals and public health clinics.

(D) Fire stations and police stations.

(3) Evacuation procedures, including procedures to accommodate those who will need assistance in evacuating the center. This evacuation plan shall be located in an area that is accessible to the public.

(4) Procedures to accommodate seniors, people with disabilities, and other community members in need of shelter at the senior center, in the event that other community facilities are inoperable.

(5) Personnel resources necessary for postdisaster response.

(6) Procedures for conducting periodic evacuation drills, fire drills, and earthquake drills.

(7) Procedures to ensure service continuation after a disaster.

(8) Consideration of cultural and linguistic barriers in emergency and evacuation plans, and ways to appropriately address those barriers.

(b) In the development of the emergency operations plans required by this chapter, multipurpose senior centers and senior centers shall coordinate with the Office of Emergency Services, the local area agency on aging, as defined in Section 9006, and other relevant agencies and stakeholders.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 537. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

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