Documenting Your Disaster Response

June 13, 2019

While health centers react to various natural emergencies - hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, flooding – based on their response, they can fulfill the annual testing requirement(s) under the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule. 

If a health center experiences an actual natural emergency that requires the activation of their emergency plan, the health center is exempt from the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule requirement to engage in a full-scale exercise for one year following the onset of the event. 

This webinar will cover:

  • Annual emergency plan testing requirements under the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule for health centers
  • Exemption from the testing requirement for actual natural or man-made emergencies that require activation of the health center’s emergency plan
  • Tips and resources for documenting the health center’s response to the actual natural emergency
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    Learning Objectives

    After this webinar, you will be able to: 

    • Identify the annual emergency plan testing requirements for health centers
    • Describe the test requirement exemption for actual natural or man-made emergencies that require activation of the health center’s emergency plan
    • Explain how to document your organization's response to an actual natural emergency
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    Course opens: 
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    Event starts: 
    06/13/2019 - 1:00pm EDT
    Event ends: 
    06/13/2019 - 2:00pm EDT


    A partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]


    Alexander Lipovtsev has been working with New York’s primary care sector since 2006 when he became a treatment coordinator for a Patient-Centered Medical Home outpatient clinic in Manhattan, which is part of a larger organization providing various services for people with disabilities and their families. Since then, he has worked at several primary care sites and was promoted to Senior Practice Manager overseeing operations of two outpatient clinic sites in Brooklyn, NY, as well as providing counseling to primary care patients as a clinical social worker. Alexander worked as a program manager for a managed care organization, where he assisted with designing, developing and implementing several managed care products. [Full Bio]

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    Available Credit

    • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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