Planning and Response

Title Description Topics
Emergency Operations Plan Elements Defined for LTC This original FHCA publication addresses the Basic Emergency Operations Plan elements. It modifies the definitions of FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101, placing the meaning into the context of the nursing home operational environment to help providers build an EOP that is recognizable across emergency management offices and first responders. Sample Templates & Toolkits
2017 Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders 2017 Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders (Florida Department of Elder Affairs). Information for Consumers
Nursing Homes in Public Health Emergencies special needs and potential roles The potential role and question of preparedness on the part of nursing homes has emerged in local and national preparedness discussions. This report presents the findings of a series of focus groups conducted with nursing home staff in five States -- North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Utah -- and Southern California. The purpose of the focus groups was to gauge the level of disaster preparedness and assess the special needs and potential role of nursing homes in the event of bioterrorism or other public health emergencies. Reports & Articles
FL Statutes - Chapter 400 Nursing Homes FL Statutes Title XXIX, Chapter 400 - Nursing Homes Regulations and Mandates
FL Administrative Code: Rule Chapter 59A-4 - Minimum Standards for Nursing Homes Florida Administrative Code - Rule Chapter 59A-4 - Minimum Standards for Nursing Homes (complete chapter). Regulations and Mandates
National Response Framework - FEMA website FEMA National Response Framework Recommendations & Guidance
Code of Federal Regulations - Requirements for States and LTC Facilities Link to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42: Public Health, PART 483—REQUIREMENTS FOR STATES AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES, Subpart B—Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities. Regulations and Mandates
Emergency Plan Regulations and Review - All License Types (Florida Facilities) Chart of emergency plan regulations and review, published by the Agency for Health Care Administration (Florida). Regulations and Mandates
The Stafford Act - Federal Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207, and Related Authorities. Regulations and Mandates
Healthcare Workplaces Classified as Very High or High Exposure Risk for Pandemic Influenza OSHA Fact Sheet: Healthcare Workplaces Classified as Very High or High Exposure Risk for Pandemic Influenza Influenza
Clean Hands Help Prevent the Flu (Podcast and Transcript) Clean Hands Help Prevent the Flu (Podcast & Transcript) Influenza
CDC Interim Guidance for Influenza Outbreak Management in Long-Term Care Facilities This is a link to the CDC's page on influenza, specifically the CDC Interim Guidance for Influenza Outbreak Management in Long-Term Care Facilities. Influenza
2011 OSHA website for workers and employers about how to reduce the spread of flu in the workplace 2011 OSHA's updated website for workers & employers about how to reduce the spread of flu in the workplace Influenza
General Procedures for Properly Putting On and Taking Off a Disposable Respirator (pdf) General Procedures for Properly Putting On and Taking Off a Disposable Respirator (pdf) Influenza
CDC Respiratory Safe Practices Poster (pdf) CDC Respiratory Safe Practices Poster (pdf) Influenza