Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living. (2010). Emergency Preparedness Planning for Nursing Homes and Residential Care Settings in Vermont.
This manual contains guidance, worksheets, and checklists that long-term care facilities may use to inform the development of their facility-specific emergency operations plans. The plan is scalable—based on a modified ICS structure for use—and provides the full ICS structure for larger facilities. It also incorporates continuity of operation elements. (Note that this manual was created prior to the release of the 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS] Emergency Preparedness [EP] Rule, which planners should reference to ensure compliance for their organizations.)