DOH Reminds Providers of Emergency Preparedness Requirements
With hurricane season upon us, the Department of Health (DOH) has issued a reminder to providers regarding requirements for emergency preparedness. Facilities are reminded that they:
- must review their current disaster plans and update as needed;
- must make sure that their 24/7 contact information is updated in the Health Commerce System (HCS) Communications Directory;
- should consider checking their backup generators, as well as their emergency water supply;
- must keep their Evacuation of Facilities in Disasters Systems (eFINDS) kit in an easily accessible area, and make sure that staff know what to do on weekends/holidays.
There are also several webinars archived on the DOH website on emergency responses and readiness.
Contact: Amy Nelson, email@example.com, 518-867-8383 ext. 146