Disaster Recovery

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CMS Waivers during Emergency Declarations At the request of the Governor of an affected State, the President may, under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Act, declare a major disaster or emergency if an event is beyond the combined response capabilities of the State and affected local governments. If a Presidential declaration occurs, the HHS Secretary may, under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, declare that a Public Health Emergency (PHE) exists in the affected State. Once a PHE is declared, section 1135 of the Social Security Act authorizes the Secretary, among other things, to temporarily modify or waive certain Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and HIPAA requirements as determined necessary by CMS. This is a link to the CMS website dedicated to Emergency Waivers. Government Emergency Contacts, Policy, Regulations and Mandates
Public Health Emergency Resources for Professionals This is a link to the Public Health Emergency Resources page for disaster health professionals and emergency managers. Those working in LTC will find many of the resources and links on this page valuable. Topics include Natural Disaster-Specific Resources; Medical Facilities and Shelters; Mental and Behavioral Health; Children and Families; Responder Health and Resilience; Communications; All-Hazards Resources; Technical Assistance Centers; Tools and Resources. Evacuation Planning, Government Emergency Contacts, Incident Response, Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Incident Planning Guide: Utility Failure Developed by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority for hospitals, this Incident Planning Guide for Utility Failures is a useful tool for nursing homes as well as hospitals. The Guide is intended to address issues associated with a utility failure in hospital systems such as power, water, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, medical air, vacuum, or medical gases. Hospitals may customize this Incident Planning Guide for their specific requirements. Incident Response, Power Outages, Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Post-Storm Recovery Planning Considerations The Post-Storm Recovery Planning Considerations document was prepared by the FHCA Emergency Preparedness Council using the FHCA Emergency Management Guide for Nursing Homes (2008) and the Minnesota LTC Preparedness Toolkit (2013). The purpose of the document is to provide information to assist centers to develop post-storm recovery checklists and procedures. Checklist, Reports & Articles, Sample Templates & Toolkits
After the Flood: Mold-Specific Resources Compiled in August 2016 by T.R.A.C.I.E., this document provides links to helpful fact sheets, checklists, guidance documents and other educational resources related to mold. Checklist, Incident Response, Recommendations & Guidance, Reports & Articles, Sample Templates & Toolkits
To Evacuate or Shelter in Place: Implications of Universal Hurricane Evacuation Policies on Nursing Home Residents The objective of this study was to examine the differential morbidity/mortality associated with evacuation versus sheltering in place for nursing home residents exposed to four hurricanes in the Gulf region. The authors discuss their methodology and results of the study. Evacuation Planning, Incident Response, Research
FEMA Recovery Policy RP9525.4 (addressing assistance for medical evacuations and other emergency medical assistance) The objective of FEMA Recovery Policy RP9525.4 is to provide Federal assistance to eligible applicants for the extraordinary emergency medical care and medical evacuation expenses they incur to address immediate threats to life and property resulting from a major disaster or emergency. The federal Stafford Act authorizes Federal agencies to provide assistance. When the emergency medical delivery system within the designated disaster area is destroyed or severely compromised by a disaster event, assistance for emergency medical care and medical evacuations of disaster survivors from eligible public and private nonprofit hospitals and custodial care facilities is available to eligible Public Assistance applicants through Public Assistance grants, Direct Federal Assistance (DFA), or a combination of both. Regulations and Mandates
Mold and Mildew: Cleaning up your Flood Damaged Home This FEMA booklet provides an overview of mold. Recommendations & Guidance
Fire Incident Report (Florida) AHCA Fire Incident Report Form 3500-0031 June 2011 (Florida). Incident Response
CDC: Remediation and Infection Control Considerations for Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensive Water and Wind This CDC webpage provides information to assist healthcare facilities with the tasks involved during clean-up and reopening. Links to electronic copies of recommendations from governmental agencies and professional associations are provided. Implementation of these measures is meant to be followed in accordance with state and local certification requirements, completion of building and fire inspections, and other relevant state or local regulations. Recommendations & Guidance
CDC: Healthcare Water System Repair Following Disruption of Water Supply This CDC webpage provides information to help healthcare facilities prepare contingency plans that identify: 1) the total demand for potable water; 2) the quantity of replacement water (e.g., bottled water) required for a minimum of 24 hours when the water system is down; 3) mechanisms for emergency water distribution; and 4) procedures for correcting drops in water pressure that affect operation of essential devices and equipment that are driven or cooled by a water system. Recommendations & Guidance
CDC: Checklist for Infection Control Concerns When Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage This CDC page offers a checklist and other information to assist healthcare facilties assess safety of building damaged due to excess wind and water. Recommendations & Guidance
After Flooding Proper Cleanup of Mold and Mildew This comprehensive FEMA webpage details the problems associated with mold and mildew and resources for cleanup. Recommendations & Guidance
Checklist for Infection Control Concerns when Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage  Checklist for Infection Control Concerns when Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed due to Extensive Water & Wind Damage  Checklist