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OHEP Issues Frequently Asked Questions Regarding CEMP Training

As we previously reported, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) Office of Health Emergency Preparedness (OHEP) is providing online training for adult care facilities (ACFs) and nursing homes to provide information and tools to develop a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). OHEP also provided in-person training last spring. Based on questions received during the in-person training, OHEP has developed this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, which should be useful to anyone who has completed the CEMP training.

Background on CEMP Training

The CEMP online training is a great resource for those who did not attend the in-person CEMP training offered in the spring. There is no need to repeat the course if you attended the in-person session. The training is designed to help providers prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and manmade disasters. The training is appropriate for any personnel who will be involved in facility-level emergency planning.

Click here to access more information regarding the training. Please note that when you register via the Learning Management System (LMS), as referenced in the announcement, you can choose between Nursing Home and Adult Care Facility. Participants are encouraged to complete FEMA ICS-100.C online before completing the CEMP training.

OHEP encourages you to take this online training to help ensure that your comprehensive plan is as effective as possible for the wellbeing of your residents, staff, and organization in the event of an emergency.

Those who already took the in-person training can also access the CEMP course material by logging into the LMS and clicking on “My Courses,” “Completed Courses,” and then “Post-Completion Content.”

Contact: Diane Darbyshire, ddarbyshire@leadingageny.org, or Elliott Frost, efrost@leadingageny.org. Both can be reached at 518-867-8383.