Emergency Preparedness Resources

On Friday, September 16, 2016 CMS published the final rule, Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers, to the Federal Register. The rule will impact skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID). See the final rule published in the Federal Register here.

WHCA/WiCAL has developed the following page to serve as a clearing house for any resources for members on the Emergency Preparedness Rule. Please be sure to check back to this pages as it will be updated frequently with additional tools, resources, and information.


The following links contain documents outlining the official Emergency Preparedness Final Rule made by the Department of Health and Human Services on September 16, 2016. Links to the Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guide also follow, as well as summaries and resource grids.


The following webpages provide additional resources regarding emergency response and recovery. The first link is specific for long term care facilities.

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