Business Continuity Plan

Providence requires critical suppliers to maintain and routinely test comprehensive Business Continuity Plans to ensure appropriate and timely recovery of services during times of business interruption.

Each supplier must maintain a Business Continuity Plan. The Business Continuity Plan must address methods to minimize the impact of an event on the health and safety of patients and caregivers, to ensure consistent quality performance and service from essential suppliers.

A Business Continuity Plan should be reviewed and updated as required by operational needs but in no case less frequently than once per year. Revisions should address changes to technology, functions, procedures, or personnel that could impact the integrity and viability of the recovery plan.

Supplier is responsible for ensuring that its subcontractors and suppliers maintain and test their Business Continuity Plans.

Upon request, Business Continuity Plans must be submitted within a timely basis. For additional information, contact