The New Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Requirements go into effect on November 17, 2017. As of that date, surveyors will start to survey and assess this Condition for Coverage (CfC) and can cite for noncompliance. There are many resources available to help staff at your facility ensure compliance to the Final Rule. To review these resources and ensure that your facility is in compliance, see the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange (TRACIE) webpage https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/technical-resources/50/dialysis-centers/47.
Resources for the New Emergency Preparedness Requirements:
- 2017 Surveyor Assessment Tool
- 2017 Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Presentation
- CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule – Resources at Your Fingertips: https://asprtracie.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/cms-ep-rule-resources-at-your-fingertips.pdf