ABSTRACT

Gaps Continue to Exist in Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During Disasters: 2007-2010   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Federal regulations require that Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes have written emergency plans and provide employees with emergency preparedness training. In a 2006 report about nursing homes that experienced hurricanes, we found that emergency plans lacked many provisions recommended by experts. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance checklists for emergency planning of health care facilities, long-term care (LTC) ombudsman programs, and State survey agencies (SA). We conducted this study to assess emergency preparedness and response of nursing homes that experienced more recent disasters."

Report Number:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OEI-06-09-00270
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Date:
2012-04
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Public Domain
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United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General: http://oig.hhs.gov/
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pdf
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