Emergency Preparedness- Updates to Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM) [open pdf - 474KB]
"The Emergency Preparedness Final Rule (81 Fed. Reg. 63860, September 16, 2016) sets out requirements for all providers and suppliers in regards to planning, preparing and training for emergency situations. The rule includes requirements for emergency plans, policies and procedures, communications and staff training. While there are minor variations based on the specific provider type, the rule is applicable to all providers and suppliers. The emergency preparedness requirement is a Condition of Participation/Condition for Coverage which covers the requirement for facilities to have an emergency preparedness program."
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: https://www.cms.gov/