Residential Health Care Facilities

The Residential Health Care Facility 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 outlines the course of action a facility will follow in the event of any internal/external emergencies affecting the facility, thus ensuring the safety and well-being of their residents.

According to state law, facility owners and administrators must submit their facility’s CEMP to Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for review and approval on an annual basis. The OEM will only review plans for facilities located within Miami-Dade County and after the required CEMP Review Fee has been paid. Guidance and/or training on plan development can be provided to new administrators requesting information.

The following Residential Health Care Facilities must submit their CEMP:   

  • Adult Day Cares
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Intermediate Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes

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Phone Number(s)

  • Residential Health Care Facility Program Manager
    305-468-5400305-468-5400
  • Agency Clerk, Agency for Health Care Administration
    850-412-3671850-412-3671
  • Agency Clerk, Department of Elder Affairs
    850-414-2342850-414-2342

Emergency Management

Frank K. Rollason, Director

R. David Paulison Fire Rescue Headquarters
9300 NW 41st Street, Miami, FL 33178-2414
305-468-5400