Emergency preparedness rule requirements
The purpose for the Emergency Planning and Preparedness is to ensure the nursing staffing agency and home health providers follow an adequate planning for both natural and mad made disasters, and accordance with city, state, and national emergency preparedness system. Most states like Florida requires all healthcare providers such as Nursing Agency, Home Health Care, and Residential Healthcare Facilities to have an Emergency preparedness in to operate a business. Emergency Preparedness Certifications are issued by the governing body if the healthcare facilities met the requirements and in compliance with the Emergency Prepared Plan regulation to participate in the Medicaid and Medicare Program.
Emergency Preparednes, Quality, Safety and Group Planning.
The purpose of the emergency preparedness plan is for the nursing agency business and other healthcare providers are able to respond adequately and have proper procedure in place in case an emergency. The Emergency Preparedness Plan is to enable Federal, State, County, City, and local emergency responders to respond to every emergency in a timely manner such as but not limited:
- Power Out
- Chemical Spills
- Nuclear or Biological Terrorist Attack
Self Preparation: Resources and equipments to assist your facility or nursing staffing agency in response to a current and perceive hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, pandemic. The policy and Procedure must contain emergency preparedness plan which must include training, exercises, evaluations, enviromental health preparedness and planning.