Information to Assist Providers and Suppliers in Meeting the New Training and Testing Requirements of the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule [open pdf - 122KB]
"The Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule became effective on November 15, 2016 with an implementation date of November 15, 2017 (a correction notice was published on November 15, 2016 (81 FR 80594) correcting technical, typographical errors and did not alter the effective date). This means that as of November 15, 2017, all affected providers and suppliers must meet all of the applicable requirements of the rule. For additional background information, providers and suppliers may reference policy memorandum SC-17-05 'Information on the Implementation Plans for the Emergency Preparedness Regulation' published, on October 28, 2016."
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: https://www.cms.gov/