What is this service?
The Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) Program is authorized by the California Health and Safety Code Section 1797.153. The MHOAC position represents the single point of contact for the MHOAC program and is responsible for monitoring and ensuring adequate medical and health resources are in place during a local emergency. The MHOAC is authorized to make and respond to requests for mutual aid from out of San Luis Obispo County.
During non-emergency operations and the initial phases of an emergency, the MHOAC Program operates in a “duty officer” mode. Once the County Health Agency Department Operations Center (CHADOC) is activated, the MHOAC Program functions are distributed to various CHADOC positions. The MHOAC may occasionally be at the County EOC in lieu of a Medical Health Branch Director.
The MHOAC is responsible for ensuring the operational effectiveness of 17 mandated functions: