Latest Information on CMS Emergency Preparedness Regulations (2016-17):

ICF/IID Emergency Preparedness CMS Final Rule Summary (pdf)

SNF Emergency Preparedness CMS Final Rule Summary (pdf)

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule FAQs, October 2016 - January 2017 (pdf)

Policy & Procedure Guides:

EP LTC Ombudsmen Program Model (pdf)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensed Facilities 

CDPH Licensing and Certification unit will reinforce state and federal regulations and statutes and will review your emergency operations plan, drill, and staff training.  This plan will be reviewed annually and should be developed "with advice and assistance of county or regional local planning office" [T2272551(a)].  Life Safety Code Unit, Health Facility Evaluators, and Dietary Consultants all play a role.  For more information, see the CDPH's information listed below.

Checklists developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
California Department of Social Services (DSS) / Community Care Licensing &Certification Facilities:

    DSS Community Care Licensing and Certification will enforce state regulations and statutes and will review your EOP, drills and staff training.  You must also review the Disaster and Mass Casualty Plan LIC#610D prior to licensure and annually, review staff training plans and knowledge of plan, review medications and medical supplies to be self-reliant for 72-hours. Click here for more information. 


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