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Webinars for NYC Providers Regarding COVID-19 and FEPA

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is holding two webinars this week that may be of interest to members. In addition, a recording of the Feb. 24th webinar regarding the Facility Evacuation Planning Application (FEPA) requirements for NYC nursing homes and adult care facilities (ACFs) is now available.

ACF Webinars

On Fri., March 5th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will be a webinar for ACFs regarding vaccine development, special considerations for ACFs, and answers to frequently asked questions. It is a repeat of the webinar offered on Feb. 18th.

Attendee registration link: https://nycdohmh.webex.com/nycdohmh/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb52d93043fd1a0672c0552f8524c8713

Password: Health

A webinar for ACFs regarding vaccinations for residents and staff after the conclusion of the federal vaccination program will be held in the weeks to come. We will let members know when we learn more.

For NYC Health Care Providers

Also on Fri., March 5th, from 1 to 2 p.m., NYC DOHMH is holding a COVID-19 webinar for NYC health care providers. Featured presentations will include:

  • Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in NYC, Jane Zucker, MD, MSc, FIDSA, Branch Director, Vaccine Section; Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Immunization, NYC DOHMH
  • Current Epidemiology of COVID-19 in NYC, Corinne Thompson, PhD, Co-Lead, Epi Data Unit, COVID-19 Response, NYC DOHMH

Registration is available here.

Recording of FEPA Webinar

As reported in January, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is initiating its annual health care facility emergency planning efforts for coastal storms, floods, and non-coastal storms. Providers (hospitals, nursing homes, and ACFs) in NYC are required to review and complete the FEPA no later than March 31, 2021. Click here for more background and resources regarding the FEPA.

A recording of a webinar held on Feb. 24th regarding FEPA requirements for NYC nursing home and ACF providers is available here or on the Learning Management System (LMS). Click here for more information.

Webinar Information:

FEPA is a planning tool designed by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to log evacuation planning information, chiefly related to evacuation and patient send/receive arraignments. The tool serves as an all-hazards planning tool for all of New York State.

As in years’ past, healthcare facilities across New York State – including skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and adult care facilities (ACFs) – are required to complete an annual update of FEPA data, and New York City facilities that do not complete this exercise by the end of March can be sanctioned by DOH.

The Webinar will offer long term care leadership an overview of the FEPA software and related 2021 coastal storm and flood planning requirements. Please ensure that staff from NYC-based SNFs and ACFs – particularly those responsible for evacuation planning and response, as well as repatriation – attend the training.

Contact: Elliott Frost, efrost@leadingageny.org, 518-441-8761 or Diane Darbyshire, ddarbyshire@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8828