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.

About CAHF-DPP

Regulatory Guides

Since the inception of the Disaster Preparedness Program, considerable amount of information and tools have been collected and developed. In order to assist long-term care facilities determine effective and efficient ways for disaster planning, we work to provide guidance on regulations affecting long-term care. Browse the resources below to see the latest requirements issued by various government agencies. 

 Latest Information on CMS Emergency Preparedness Regulations:

Policy & Procedure Guides:

Resources Developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):​

California Department of Social Services (DSS) / Community Care Licensing & Certification Facilities:

DSS Community Care Licensing and Certification will enforce state regulations and statutes and will review your EOP, drills and staff training.  You must also review the Disaster and Mass Casualty Plan LIC#610D prior to licensure and annually, review staff training plans and knowledge of plan, review medications and medical supplies to be self-reliant for 72-hours.  

Added November 2019