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
IHA’s Emergency Preparedness Exercise on Nov. 8, 2018 offered hospitals the opportunity to practice their emergency response plans to an interal active threat.
Increase your knowledge of Emergency Medical Services terms, including Hospital Health Alert Network, as part of your hospital's emergency preparedness.