30 April 2020 – COVID-19 Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines for Hospitals

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
Lead People/Agency: RI Dept. of Health

Overview: RI released COVID 19 Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines for hospitals. These guidelines weren’t put into effect but are available to be implemented under extreme cases where no other regional resources are available.
Full details here: https://www.ri.gov/press/view/38255

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: The guidelines were said to be developed via partnerships with hospitals in the state and the Hospital Association of Rhode Island.