CMS Facility Emergency Planning Toolkits

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a emergency preparedness rule(link is external) for health providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid. This rule allows facilities to establish and maintain consistent emergency preparedness policies and procedures in order to increase patient safety during emergencies. This rule will establish a better coordinated response to any natural or human-caused disasters.

Wisconsin DHS has published a series of toolkits to help facilities develop plans and meet the CMS requirements.

NOTE: None of the tools or assistance provided by DPH or the regional healthcare coalitions guarantees any outcome during survey visits. Facilities are solely responsible for meeting CMS requirements.

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