"On September 8, 2016 the Federal Register posted the final rule Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The regulation goes into effect on November 16, 2016." The purpose of this rule is "To establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems. This page provides additional information, such as the background and overview of the final rule and related resources.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: https://www.cms.gov/