This Question & Answer document outlines hospitals’ role in the Unified Victim Identification System (UVIS) process. The Q&A also includes the specific New York City Police Department numbers that will be used for UVIS-related inquiries so that hospitals can verify the legitimacy of these calls.
Unified Victim Identification System Q&A for Hospital Points of Contact
April 18, 2020
Governor Hochul’s Emergency Declaration Triggers Surge and Flex System
New York Governor Kathy Hochul just hours ago declared a disaster emergency beginning December 3, 2021 through January 15, 2022 in response to increasing COVID-19 transmission rates and hospital admissions. Among other things, the Governor’s declaration allows the State to utilize the Surge and Flex system to increase hospital capacity, including by postponing non-essential elective...
November 26, 2021
Fatality Management Document Portal & Resource Hub for NYC Hospitals
Due to the decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities, effective June 1, 2021, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) resumed routine operations. New York City hospitals may continue to find the following resources helpful during de-escalation: Planning Resources GNYHA Fatality Management Forward Planning Symposium recording and materials: designed for hospitals...
August 2, 2021
NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner Offers Surplus Mortuary Equipment to NYC Hospitals
In continuation of its demobilization activities, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is offering mortuary equipment at no cost to New York City hospitals seeking to increase their morgue capacity. Numerous items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Detailed descriptions and photos can be found in the attached document. Interested...
June 17, 2021