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Emergency Preparedness in AL: Fundamentals of Emergency Operations Planning

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  • Original date: Wednesday, July 22, 2021


    The Assisted Living Licensure rules adopted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) include extensive requirements for disaster planning and emergency preparedness. Effective August 1, the MDH rule incorporates federal preparedness standards, which take “all hazards” approach to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters. This intensive program will provide a detailed overview of the new requirements and offer practical advice for developing an emergency operations plan that is tailored and scaled to fit your specific organization.

    • Know the emergency preparedness requirements for Minnesota assisted living facilities.

    • Learn how to conduct a hazard vulneability analysis and risk assessment for your setting.

    • Describe the core elements of an emergency operations plan and the process for developing a plan that is tailored to your setting.

    • Recognize the importance of emergency preparedness training, drills, and exercises.

    • Identify tools and resources available to support assisted living providers with disaster planning and emergency preparedness.

    Presenters: Don Sheldrew, Central Regional Healthcare Readiness and Response Coordinator, MSW, LICSW, (EMT-P)R, CentraCare™, St. Cloud; and Jonathan Lips, Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, LeadingAge Minnesota, St. Paul