Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Are You Ready for the New Emergency Preparedness Requirements as an ICF/IID Provider?

Dana Halvorson and Erin Prendergast

Guest speaker, Jocelyn Montgomery, RN, and Director of Clinical Affairs at the California Association Health Facilities (CAHF), reviews the new emergency preparedness final rule impacting Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID). The rule was released on Friday, September 16, 2016, and can be found here. The final rule impacts ICF/IIDs, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Nursing Facilities. This final rule is not applicable to Assisted Living Providers. ICF/IID providers will need to be in compliance by November 2017. This March 21, 2017 webinar recording includes, among other things, an overview of the key new requirements, a list of tools to assess if you are prepared for the rule, and steps to take now to prepare. Finally, CAHF and AHCA have put together a SNF and ICF/IID Emergency Preparedness CMS Final Rule summaries that can be found online.

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