The Biological Incident Annex (BIA) outlines the actions, roles and responsibilities associated with response to a disease outbreak of known or unknown origin requiring State assistance. Actions described in this annex take place with or without a declared emergency. This annex applies only to incidents of State or National significance.
This annex outlines biological incident response actions including threat assessment notification procedures, laboratory testing, joint investigative/response procedures, management of the Strategic National Stockpile and activities related to recovery. Specific, detailed information is maintained in the KDHE Internal Operating Procedures for a BIA activation.