Resilience International Consultants can provide complete review of existing plans and implementation of new plans that will ensure any
facility is in compliance with the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule. When the Emergency Operations Plan (including the Communication Plan) is complete, Resilinece will conduct a Tabletop exercise
that will test the final Plan and provide training to facility staff. Upon completion of the project, the facility will be in compliance with the new CMS Emergency Preparednes Rule. As detailed in
a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) document, Resilience can enhance your facility:
- Emergency plan—Develop an emergency
plan based on a risk assessment and using an “allhazards” approach, which will provide an integrated system for emergency planning that focuses on capacities and capabilities.
- Policies and procedures—Develop and
implement policies and procedures based on the emergency plan and risk assessment that are reviewed and updated at least annually. For hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and Long-Term Care
(LTC) facilities, the policies and procedures must address the provision of subsistence needs, such as food, water and medical supplies, for staff and residents, whether they evacuate or shelter in
- Communication plan—Develop and
maintain an emergency preparedness communication plan that complies with federal, state and local laws. Patient care must be coordinated within the facility, across healthcare providers, and
with state and local public health departments and emergency management systems to protect patient health and safety in the event of a disaster.
Call Resilience today to discuss how we can assist your facility ensure compliance with the new rule.