Long-Term Health Care Facilities
The information and resources listed here are specifically for long term care facilities (LTCF). Each of these resources can help LTCFs plan and prepare for emergencies. The categories, with descriptions, were created to help you find the information you need. If you have any questions please contact your local Emergency Manager or Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
None of these resources are legally binding in their current format. Please work with your legal counsel for final approval and legal needs. These resources may help with CMS, OAR, and/or ORS requirements.
Emergency Preparedness Rule (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Sept 2016)
CMS Requirements Chart (by Provider Type)
Emergency and Disaster Planning Requirements (Oregon Administrative Rules - Nursing Facilities/Licensing)
Mutual Aid Agreement Templates / Examples
Examples of agreements you can adapt to use at your facility.
(NEED) Mutual Aid Agreement with Health Care Facility (Template)
(NEED) Mutual Aid Agreement between facility and facility (Template)
(NEED) Mutual Aid Agreement between facility and facility (Template 2)
(NEED) Memorandum of Understanding between health care entities (Template)
(NEED) Transportation Mutual Aid Agreement (Template 1)
(NEED) Transportation Mutual Aid Agreement (Template 2)
Examples of plans you can adapt to use at your facility.
Guides and References
Additional information to help with your planning and preparedness.
LTC Plan Crosswalk Matrix (State of New Jersey)
Nursing Home Incident Command System Guidebook (California)
Implementing NHICS into Your Facility (NHICS Module 5, PowerPoint)
(NEED) CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist for LTCF
CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist (For persons in LTCF, family members, friends, caregivers, guardians, and LTC ombudsmen)
LTC Resources (Centers for Disease Control)
Exercise Examples / Templates
Exercises are a good way to test your plans!
(NEED) Exercise After Action Report and Improvement Plan (Template)
Exercise Resources (ASPR TRACIE)
(NEED) 2015-2016 Oregon Hospital and Healthcare Guide