Network 2 Emergency Updates
Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. If you need dialysis, having the necessary power, water, transportation, and supplies will be important. Some emergency situations may make it impossible for you to get to your dialysis facility or give yourself dialysis. It is important to be prepared so you can stay healthy.
If your facility requires assistance in an emergency, contact the Network office IMMEDIATELY at 516-209-5578.
Facility Closures and Schedule Changes
There are NO reported facility closures or altered schedules at this time.
Departments of Public Health
REMINDER to Dialysis Providers: You MUST report all interruptions in service to both the Network and to your prospective state's Department of Public Health.
The New York Patient Occurrence Reporting and Tracking System (NYPORTS) is an electronic form processing system that will fulfill the requirements for incident reporting as defined in Section 2805-l of the Public Health Law. The purpose of NYPORTS is to provide an easy, user-friendly system to facilitate the reporting of the information to the Department of Health and, at the same time, build a database that can be used by a facility for quality improvement activities.
New York dialysis providers should be receiving updates from the DOH via the Health Commerce System (HCS).
If your facility does not already have an active HCS account (for NYPORTS), instructions on how to get an HCS account can be found here.