CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule - Testing & Training Requirements Memo

Lisa Volk and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

Healthcare providers will be expected to meet the training and testing requirements included in the recent emergency preparedness final rule by its implementation date of November 15, 2017, according to recently released guidance.

In a memo published Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services encouraged providers to plan “full-scale, community-based” training exercises sooner than later, in order to avoid being cited for non-compliance once the rule is in place. Members are encouraged to review this information for further details.


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20