CMS Emergency Preparedness - November 15, 2017 Compliance Deadline Looming!

Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

On September 16, 2016, CMS issued the “Final Rule” on their new Emergency Preparedness Program Requirements, and have made it clear that by November 15, 2017, facilities should be compliant. In fact, earlier this year CMS issued S&C 17-21 (click to read) that gave clear direction that provider’s first “annual” training and testing requirements must be complete by the implementation date of November 15, 2017 (one year after adoption). No exceptions.

Training, testing and other annual requirements must be accomplished by November 15, 2017. Click here to view the full list. Provided by Russ Phillips Associates Newsletter.


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