Section 1001.14 - Disaster and Emergency Planning

1001.14 Disaster and Emergency Planning.

(a) Operators of assisted living residences that are adult homes must maintain compliance with the disaster and emergency planning requirements stated at 18 NYCRR
section 487.12.

(b) Operators of assisted living residences that are enriched housing
programs must maintain compliance with the disaster and emergency planning requirements stated at 18 NYCRR section 488.12.

(c) Emergency plans and procedures must include an evacuation plan to address any emergency situation that necessitates full or partial evacuation.

(d) Emergency plans and procedures must explicitly address the coordination and allocation of roles and responsibilities between assisted living residence employees and the employees of each home care services agency that has admitted a resident of the assisted living residence. The assisted living residence must maintain documentation that all assisted living residence employees, and all home care services agency employees, and their supervisors, who provide services to residents, are familiar with and understand their roles and responsibilities in the event of a disaster or emergency.

(e) Operators of assisted living residences shall obtain from the Department's Health Provider Network (HPN) an HPN account, if the operator does not already have one by virtue of operating an adult home or enriched housing program. Operators shall maintain compliance with all of the provisions of sections 487.12(k) and 488.12(k) of Title 18 NYCRR for adult homes and enriched housing programs, respectively.

(f) Operators of residences with enhanced assisted living certification must update the written disaster and emergency plan at least twice a year, and periodically, but at least annually, review the written plan with existing staff.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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