Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
In 1995, House Bill 911 was signed into legislation requiring all health care facilities to have Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMP) developed by each facility and then reviewed by the local emergency management office for compliance to the specific state criteria.
The purpose of this bill was designed to reinforce the concept that health care facilities, as part of doing business, are responsible for their own residents not only during normal business operations, but also during emergency situations.
Preparing health care facilities to work through emergencies in times of need will protect lives and property. This will allow health care facilities to continue to provide and take responsibility for services to their clients; and will require them to do so during emergency situations.
In addition to the CEMP, Chapter 58A.5, Florida Administrative Code requires nursing homes and adult living facilities to submit an Emergency Environmental Control Plan (EPP) for the required generator.
Who needs a CEMP and EPP?
- Adult Day Care Facilities – F.S. 400.562 and F.A.C. 58A-6.011 (10)
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers – F.S. 395.1055 (1)(c) and F.A.C. 59A-5.015
- Assisted Living Facilities – F.S. 400.141 (1)(b) and F.A.C. 58A-5.024 (1)(j)
- Hospitals – F.S. 395.1055 (1)(c) and F.A.C. 59A-3.078
- Nursing Homes – F.S. 400.23 (2)(g) and F.A.C. 59A-4.126
- Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled – F.S. 393.067 (9)
- Residential Treatment Centers – F.S. 252 and F.A.C. 65E-9