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Emergency Preparedness Plan Checklist for Licensed Care Facilities in Oregon
Based on experiences that were observed during hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2006, local, state, and federal regulators identified a need for facilities to improve their ability to respond to the needs of patients/residents and facility staff.  As a result, Oregon regulators (Seniors & People with Disabilities and State Fire Marshal) along with the licensed care facility industry (Oregon Health Care Association and Oregon Alliance of Health Care) and health care providers have worked to identify those requirements necessary for complete and thorough emergency preparedness plans.
This check list is the outcome and is provided for facilities to use in creating and/or evaluating their plans.  The contents is based on the currently adopted regulations in Oregon and reflect both health and safety aspects of plans.  The information contained in the left-hand column is a paraphrase of the regulations.  The right-hand column is to provide readers with examples of questions that could be used to assist in determining that a plan is in compliance with federal and state regulations.
If there are questions about how to apply the check list, how it may be used during inspections of licensed facilities, or if you would like the adopted code language please contact the Deputy State Fire Marshal for your area.
NOTE:  For the purposes of applying this check list, licensed care facilities include the following:  Hospitals, nursing facilities, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, and ambulatory health care facilities (ambulatory surgical centers).
Emegency preparedness plan check list