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Crisis Standards of Care
Volume 2: State and Local Government
CSC State and Local Government
While much of the health care component of a CSC response will occur in the private sector (because the health care system comprises largely nongovernmental partners, with some exceptions), government at all levels must play a crucial role in leading and coordinating CSC planning and implementation efforts. Government also is ultimately accountable for CSC activities, with states having "the political and constitutional mandate to prepare for and coordinate the response to disaster situations throughout their state jurisdictions.