(a) Reasonable: Decisions must be based on reasons (i.e. evidence, principles, and values) that stakeholders (patients, health care providers, various health care and community organizations, and the public) can agree are relevant to meeting health needs in a public health crisis.
(b) Transparency: The public should be consulted about the public health decisions made by policy makers and the decision making process should be communicated clearly to the public.
(c) Inclusive: Decisions should be made with stakeholder
s views in mind (patients, health care providers, various health care and community organizations, and the public) and there should be opportunities to engage stakeholders in the decision-making process.
(d) Responsive: There should be opportunity to come back and revise decisions as new information becomes available throughout a public health crisis. There should be ways to address conflicts and complaints.
(e) Accountable: There should be ways to ensure that the decision makers are answerable for their actions and inactions