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Residential Healthcare Facility Requirements
The Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Review Program was introduced as a result of state legislation requiring certain health care facilities to prepare and annually update a comprehensive emergency management plan (CEMP). The CEMP serves facilities to be adequately prepared to handle internal/external emergencies within their facilities and ensure the safety and well-being of their residents.
State law requires that the CEMPs be reviewed and approved by the local Office of Emergency Management (OEM). For specific information on state requirements, review the Florida statutes online.
Facility administrators for residential health care facilities located in Miami-Dade County must submit their Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) to the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for review and approval on an annual basis. Guidance and/or training on plan development can be provided to new administrators requesting information on plan development.
- In-service training for facility administrators of assisted living facilities (ALFs) or other residential health care facilities on CEMP requirements
- Review of residential health care facilities (RHCF) plans
- Guidance regarding plan development or requirements
Miami-Dade Emergency Management
9300 N.W. 41st Street
Doral, Florida 33178
Individuals who call and request training on plan preparation will be advised of the next training date and placed on a registration list. The trainings are usually conducted on a bi-monthly basis and will focus on preparing a comprehensive emergency management plan, a fire safety plan, and conducting appropriate exercises. The courses will only be offered in English and are free of charge to the participant. Only two individuals per facility will be permitted, unless additional space available.
For additional information, contact the program coordinator, Roberto Cepeda, at 305-468-5419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Free Training
In addition to the required training there is a free 4 hour training Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers Course that is available on September 28, 2017 to gain a greater understanding about natural hazards, risk, vulnerability, and disaster preparedness to build better resilience for at risk individuals receiving care functions for medical, functional, or access needs.
This free course is not a required training and does not replace the required Plan Preparation Training course. If you are interested, please register now.
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