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New Jersey Statutes Annotated. Appendix A. Emergency and Temporary Acts. Chapter 9. National Defense. Article 6. Emergency Powers of Governor

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Citation: NJ ST App. A:9-43.1

Citation: N. J. S. A. App. A:9-43.1


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2014

Summary:   The New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management is directed to adopt a State Emergency Operations Plan that includes provisions to support the needs of animals and individuals with an animal under their care, including a service animal, in a major disaster or emergency. In addition, each county and municipality is directed to prepare a written Emergency Operations Plan that also includes such provisions.


Statute in Full:

App. A:9-43.1. State emergency operation plan; adoption; review and update

App. A:9-43.2. Written emergency operations plan of each county and municipality; development and adoption; periodic evaluation

 

App. A:9-43.1. State emergency operation plan; adoption; review and update

The State Office of Emergency Management shall adopt, no later than 12 months following the effective date of this act, a State Emergency Operations Plan, including rules, regulations, and guidelines, that shall be reviewed and updated at least every two years.

a. These plans shall include, but not be limited to, provisions which shall be developed in consultation with:

(1) the Department of Agriculture, to support the needs of animals and individuals with an animal under their care, including domestic livestock, a domesticated animal, or a service animal, in a major disaster or emergency; and

(2) the Department of Health and Senior Services, to provide for a coordinated Statewide evacuation strategy for all hospitals and other health care facilities in the State, alternative sources of care for evacuated patients, and proposed sites of temporary shelter in the event of an emergency. The Statewide evacuation strategy shall be based on evacuation plans prepared pursuant to section 19 of P.L.1989, c. 222 (C. App. A:9-43.2) and submitted to the State Office of Emergency Management by each county and municipality in the State pursuant to section 21 of P.L.1989, c. 222 (C. App. A:9-43.4).

b. Each plan shall include provisions that specifically address the need for the safe and timely evacuation of the families and dependents of the emergency responders rendering major disaster or emergency services.

c. In addition, the State Office of Emergency Management shall take appropriate steps to educate the public regarding the resources available in the event of an emergency and the importance of emergency preparedness planning.

Credits
L.1989, c. 222, § 18, eff. Dec. 29, 1989. Amended by L.2006, c. 92, § 1, eff. Dec. 1, 2006. Amended by L.2011, c. 178, § 8, eff. Feb. 1, 2013.

 

 

App. A:9-43.2. Written emergency operations plan of each county and municipality; development and adoption; periodic evaluation

Each county and municipality in the State shall prepare a written Emergency Operations Plan with all appropriate annexes necessary to implement the plan. The development of all plans shall be coordinated with the Emergency Operations Plans of the State, county and neighboring municipalities to ensure a regional coordinated response and the efficient use of resources.

a. These plans shall include, but not be limited to, provisions which shall be developed in consultation with:

(1) the Department of Agriculture, to support the needs of animals and individuals with an animal under their care, including domestic livestock, a domesticated animal, or a service animal, in a major disaster or emergency; and

(2) the Department of Health and Senior Services to evaluate the evacuation procedures of hospitals and other health care facilities located in each county and municipality, alternative sources of care for evacuated patients, and proposed sites of temporary shelter in the event of an emergency.

b. Each plan shall include provisions that specifically address the need for the safe and timely evacuation of the families and dependents of the emergency responders rendering major disaster or emergency services.

c. Each Emergency Operations Plan shall be adopted no later than one year after the State Emergency Planning Guidelines have been adopted by the State Office of Emergency Management and shall be evaluated at such subsequent scheduled review of the State Emergency Operations Plan.

Credits
L.1989, c. 222, § 19, eff. Dec. 29, 1989. Amended by L.2006, c. 92, § 2, eff. Dec. 1, 2006; L.2011, c. 178, § 9, eff. Feb. 1, 2013.

 



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