emc330 | undergraduate

Political And Policy Issues For Emergency Management

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This course examines the political and policy environment which affects emergency management. The course is intended to help emergency managers develop an understanding of how local, state, and federal policies are developed and maintained. In addition, legal issues involving state and Federal law effecting emergency operations will be studied.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Emergency Operations

    • Examine the general contract principles supporting different types of emergency operations.
    • Identify legal issues that affect the function of emergency management agencies.
    • Describe the effect of legislation on emergency management funding and operations.

    Regulatory Compliance

    • Identify compliance and licensing requirements for emergency management agencies and staff.
    • Explain the role of accreditation agencies and their impact on the delivery of emergency management services.
    • Describe legal and regulatory factors that influence the scope of emergency management delivery.

    Issues and Trends

    • Discuss current policy challenges and opportunities in emergency management.
    • Describe approaches to expand professional and personal industry involvement.

    Political and Policy Process

    • Explain the influence of political and advocacy groups on policy.
    • Describe the development of health care policy as it relates to emergency management.
    • Describe the roles of stakeholders in the policy process.

    The Legislative Process

    • Describe the government entities and elements of the legislative process.
    • Discuss the effects of enacted legislation on emergency management.
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