DOH: HERDS Critical Asset Survey - Shutdown Coming on 12/20/19

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

This message is to inform all Health Care Facilities (HCFs) - hospitals, nursing homes (NHs) and adult care facilities (ACFs) - that the Critical Asset Survey in HERDS will be temporarily shut down - starting at 5:00 PM tomorrow (Friday December 20, 2019) and continuing through January 1, 2020.

The Critical Asset Survey is being reactivated on January 1, 2020 - in conjunction with the 2020 compliance period for the Facility Evacuation Planning Application (FEPA) in New York City. A Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) regarding the Facility Evacuation Planning Application will be forthcoming to HCFs in NYC.

The Critical Asset Survey review and update period will run from January 1 - March 31, 2020. All Health Care Facilities are required to review their previously submitted data, update any that has changed and (re)Submit the Critical Asset Survey data during this time period.

If there are any questions regarding any of this process, please contact the Office of Health Emergency Preparedness via email at or by phone at (518) 408-5163.


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

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Director, Educational Development & Grant Mgmt.
518-462-4800 x16