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Heat Awareness

Date: May 26, 2010 -- DQA Memo 10-012
To: Adult Day Care ADC 02
Adult Family Homes AFH 05
Ambulatory Surgery Centers ASC 02
Certified Mental Health and AODA CMHA 03
Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments CLIA 04
Community Based Residential Facilities CBRF 06
End Stage Renal Dialysis Units ESRD 02
Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled FDD 02
Home Health Agencies HHA 03
Hospices HSPCE 04
Hospitals HOSP 03
Nursing Homes NH 03
Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities OPT/SP 02
Personal Care Providers PCP 02
Residential Care Apartment Complexes RCAC 05
Rural Health Clinics RHC 02
From: Alfred C. Johnson, Director
Bureau of Technology Licensing and Education

Otis Woods, Administrator
Division of Quality Assurance

Heat Awareness

The purpose of this memo is to share a recent press release issued by the Department of Health Services regarding the health risks associated with hot weather and to provide information about Heat Awareness.

As we approach the summer, the matter of excessive heat arises. Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. According to NOAA National Weather Service heat causes more fatalities per year than floods, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes combined.

Attached you will find information that brings to your attention the significance of taking precautions and reminding people of the dangers associated with extreme heat.

For more information on heat-related health concerns, contact your Local Public Health Department.


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Last Updated: January 07, 2014