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.
Important Note: 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.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness rule (Sept 9, 2016)
- ASPR TRACIE has compiled resources to help you with your emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers
- A very handy table that describes the CMS requirements by provider type
- Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR): Nursing Facilities/Licensing – Emergency and Disaster Planning requirements (excerpt)
Mutual Aid Agreement Templates / Examples
Examples of agreements you can adapt to use at your facility.
- Mutual Aid Agreement with Health Care Facility (template)
- Mutual Aid Agreement between facility and facility (template)
- Mutual Aid Agreement between facility and facility (template 2)
- Memorandum of Understanding between health care entities (template)
- Transportation Mutual Aid Agreement (template 1)
- 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.
- The State of New Jersey created a helpful LTC Plan Crosswalk Matrix
- Nursing Home Incident Command System Guidebook (California)
- NHICS Module 5, Implementing NHICS into Your Facility (PowerPoint slides)
- CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist for LTCF
- CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist for persons in LTCF, family members, friends, caregivers, guardians, and LTC ombudsmen
- LTC resources on CDC website