Business Continuity Plans

A Business Continuity Plan, also called a Continuity of Operations Plan, is a part of your emergency preparedness program and fits together with your Emergency Operations Plan when activated. The 2017 CMS Emergency Preaparedness Rule describes a need for a plan for continuity of operations as part of a comprehensive, "all-hazards" approach.

     Established in September 2006, with the help of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and with funding through the Federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), the California Association of Health Facilities' Disaster Preparedness Program (CAHF-DPP) supports the integration of Long-Term Care (LTC) into disaster planning and response efforts throughout the state of California. 


     CAHF's Disaster Preparedness Program is designed to take an all hazards approach and has several aspects: education, facilitation of planning efforts, development of resources and tools, and state-level advocacy for long-term care.