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.
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.
CMS Advanced Copy - Appendix Z, Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Interpretive Guidelines and Survey Procedures
CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Crosswalk
CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
ASPR TRACIE - CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Resources at Your Fingertips
ASPR TRACIE - Provider and Supplier Types Covered by the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
Healthcare Preparedness: HANYS Compilation of Tools and Templates
Frontline hospital workers are encouraged to participate in IHA’s Emergency Preparedness Exercise on Nov. 8, 2018.
Increase your knowledge of EMS terms as part of your hospital's emergency preparedness.