NYS DOH Conducting EP Drill for Coalition Surge Test (CST) and Interoperable Communications (IOC)

The NYS Department of Health, Office of Health Emergency Preparation (OHEP) is planning a low-notice- drill in the coming weeks for Nursing Homes, Adult Care Facilities, Homecare and CHCs.  The drill is to test your ability to react to an emergency when notified through the Health Commerce System.  The drill will be activated on HERDS and you will need to respond to a short survey and submit through the HCS. 

These drills are NOT for the 5 boroughs of NYC.  NYC has their own CST requirements.

If your HCS roles for Administrator, Operator, 24/7 Emergency Contact, Emergency Response Coordinator, eFinds Reporting Administrator, Financial Data Submitter, HPN Coordinator are not up to date or assigned – you need to update the contact information immediately. Click on the link to view DAL 15-02 of the Required Roles in the Health Commerce System (HCS)

https://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/adult_care/dear_administrator_letters/2015-03-19__dal_15_02_hcs_no_sig.htm  If you have any technical questions or need assistance, you may contact the HCS Helpdesk at 518-473-1809, ext. 1 or you can contact Commerce Accounts Management Unit (CAMU) at 866-529-1890, ext. 1.

Pre-drill webinars are being offered before the drill to explain your required response. The drills will be repeated on 4 different dates….

NYS DOH Webinar Schedule and Registration information on Coalition Surge Test (CST) and Interoperable Communications (IOC) Drills

The Coalition Surge Test range dates are listed below which means the drill could happen anytime between the dates listed in your area. Make sure you participate in the webinar before the date scheduled in your region.

This is the exercise schedule:

Capital District                        January 22 – February 2

Central New York                    January 17 – January 31

MARO – Long Island               February 5 – February 16

MARO – LHV                          February 19 – March 2

Western Region                     February 12 – February 23


#3 Topic: Coalition Surge Test Webinar

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Meeting Number: 312 501 743

Meeting Password: welcome2  join the online meeting

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1. Go to https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=me79c7b7503914f2ad3bdad66d29eb404

2. If requested, enter your name and email address.

3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: welcome2

4. Click "Join". To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m9c4af6969b6b77d95ecc746950aa51d1

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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code. US Toll Free: 1-844-633-8697 Local: 1-518-549-0500

Access code:312 501 743 Toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf

#4 Topic: Coalition Surge Test Webinar

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018

Time: 10:00 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Meeting Number: 317 000 470

Meeting Password: welcome2 –

To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)

Local: 1-518-549-0500

Access code:311 681 960 Toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf