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Communicable Disease Preparedness Committee (CDPC)
The purpose and authority of the Communicable Disease Preparedness Committee (CDPC) is the development and implementation of policies and actions necessary for the well-being of students, staff and faculty in case of a significant outbreak of a communicable disease on NMSU campus(es) and to develop plans for continuity of essential operations in the event of a disaster. This committee works directly with the various NMSU entities to accomplish this planning and preparedness. Communicable Disease Preparedness Committee is responsible for the Continuity of Operation Planning outlined in ARP 16.10 Emergency Preparedness and Response. The All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan cites Medical Incident Command as having authority for an incident involving communicable disease.
A communicable disease is one with known contagiousness and potential for serious complications or death. The CDPC goal is to identify efficient strategies that 1) prevent disease outbreaks, 2) protect the NMSU population in the event of a disease outbreak, 3) respond to the inevitable disease outbreak, 4) recover from disease outbreaks and 5) reduce or mitigate losses and disruption of operations at NMSU.
The CDPC is advisory to administration on medical incidents and makes recommendation to the President with the Emergency Planning Committee when it comes to issues of public health. The CDPC Steering subcommittee will advise campus President’s on issues of public health and coordination of response to incidents.
The CDPC is a standing committee represented by positions at the level of Director or Department Head or close designee that have authority to develop/recommend new policy and implement action plans. The CDPC, in conjunction with the Emergency Planning Committee, is responsible for planning and preparedness regarding Continuity of Operations, health disasters, and other disasters of long duration. The CDPC is advisory to the President and makes recommendations when it comes to issues of public health. The CDPC *Steering subcommittee is the core advisory group to the President and Community College Presidents on issues of public health and coordination of response to such incidents.
Chair and co-chair are position appointments
o There is a Standing CDPC with a Steering Subcommittee with members identified by position
o The larger CDPC is a standing committee represented by positions at the level of Director or Department Head or close level designee that have authority to develop/recommend new policy and implement action plans. Members represent critical units with essential functions recommended per “Blueprint for Pandemic Flu Preparedness Planning for Colleges and Universities”.
Members represent critical units with essential functions recommended per “Blueprint for Pandemic Flu Preparedness Planning for Colleges and Universities”.
The President may appoint new department or divisions. The Vice Presidents and Dean’s appoint members which represent their departments that have essential functions. The departments are recommended by the co-chairs of the CDPC.
Chair of CDPC requests Dean or Vice President to identify the individual to take the lead for the designated unit.
|Luis A.||Vazquez||Voting Member|
Research Integrity and Compliance, Manager, Biosafety /Export Control
Semi annual meetings are scheduled and convened based on current issues and agenda. The number of in person meetings was reduced and electronic communications are used to communicate updates and facilitate continuity of operation planning.
September 12, 2017
April 10, 2018
Updated the NMSU Communicable Disease Response plan
Updated the NMSU Guide to Preparing a Continuity of Operations Plan (CoOP)
Updated the CoOP All Hazards Template
Reviewed 5 Departmental CoOP documents and provided feedback
Established essential positions designation in People Admin and enabled reports
Established hawk awareness, tracking and survey of injury and warning signs and communication notices
Established needlestick protocol for follow up treatment
Influenza information, tracking, treatment and vaccination at clinic
Employee exposure assessments and vaccinations for workers exposed to blood and body fluids, raw sewage, and contact with animals
International traveler vaccine recommendations and Tuberculosis testing for incoming international students
Facilitated response to food safety handler wound issue, Legionella testing and suspected Tuberculosis