Emergency Preparedness

Illinois hospitals prepare for all types of emergencies—infectious disease outbreaks, catastrophic weather and terrorism. IHA partners with hospitals to enhance their emergency preparedness efforts.

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Emergency Preparedness Rule

Effective Nov. 15, 2017, hospitals must comply with regulations in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule on planning for natural and man-made disasters in coordination with federal, state, regional and local emergency preparedness systems. Learn more about the rule through these resources.