Bill Targets Emergency Plans in Long-Term Care

February 4, 2021

Hospitals have long been required to create and implement comprehensive emergency preparedness programs in place to protect patients and staff in a crisis. Now facilities elsewhere on the continuum of care in one state also would be required to have such plans.

Assisted living communities would be required to have comprehensive disaster preparedness plans in place under a bill being considered by the Washington state legislature, according to McKnight’s Senior Living. The bill also would require communities to meet timeliness standards for communicating with the public and for providing access to communication equipment to residents as well as maintain a resident roster with contact information, including legal decision-makers. The legislation also would apply to adult family homes, enhanced services facilities and nursing homes.

Rep. Jessica Batemen said the bill would require operators to respond to incoming communications from residents’ families, medical providers and other community supports. They also would be required to have sufficient telecommunications equipment and assistance for residents to use devices to stay connected with the greater community and with their families.

Click here to read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Fire Safety and Cybersecurity: What’s the Connection?


Attacks can create false alarms, loss of communication or denial of service, and a malfunctioning system could compromise patient safety

6/24/2021

Texas Cancer Center Breaks Ground


Facility will include 30,000 square feet of clinic space for medical oncology, radiation oncology, and gynecologic oncology services

6/24/2021

Data Breach Affects 21 Hospitals. 1.6 Million People


Compromised files contained patient records with protected health information

6/24/2021

Rise of Delta Variant Puts Facilities on Notice


More-harmful coronavirus variant probably will become dominant U.S. strain in the coming months, Walensky says

6/23/2021

Wanted: A 21st Century IAQ Strategy


Managers need to consider holistic integrated IAQ solution that uses complementary technologies

6/23/2021





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.