Long-term care facilities have been told to be disaster-ready by fall, according to an article on The Columbus Telegram website.
Facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid must meet the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requirements by Nov. 15.
The rules are designed to strengthen emergency preparedness plans for natural disasters and other crises.
Providers must develop a risk assessment to identify different emergencies and threats and communications plan to ensure the continuation of patient care and conduct exercises to test the emergency plan.
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