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As defined in the ASPR TRACIE MOCC Toolkit, Medical Operations Coordination Centers (MOCCs) are coordination elements at the sub-state, regional, state, or federal levels (e.g., Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA]/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) that facilitate patient movement and resource allocation during a major response. These may be configured as a cell within a jurisdictional emergency operations center, a standalone center, or embedded in an existing healthcare system transfer center. They function as a single point of contact (POC) for patient transfer requests from all hospitals in a defined region as well as for other MOCCs.

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