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This chapter provides an overview of the role of Alternate Care Sites, the related roles and responsibilities of providers, and operational considerations. This comprehensive overview of the spectrum of alternate care systems includes helpful figures, diagrams, and recommendations. Also included is a table (8-3) that lists the response by incident type (anthrax terror attack, catastrophic earthquake, detonation of improvised nuclear device, and pandemic).