CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Update

CMS has developed the new Emergency Preparedness Training Online Course which is available online 24/7. This course is required for all State Survey Agency and Regional Office surveyors and reviewers who conduct or review health and safety or LSC surveys for emergency preparedness requirements. Non-survey professionals involved in and responsible for ensuring compliance with regulations are also encouraged to take the course. Accessing the Course is Simple:When you navigate to the Integrated Surveyor Training Website (, click on “I am a Provider.” Next, click on the course catalog and search for the “Emergency Preparedness” course. You do not need a username and password when accessing the course through the provider link. If you need technical assistance, please contact the CMS ISTW Help Desk at 1-855-791-8900 or Surveying for the emergency preparedness requirements begins November 15th, 2017.

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Workshop

Please join us on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 for our HSEEP Workshop.  As mentioned during our CMS EP Workshops, we will be providing an informal, abbreviated HSEEP training to give organizations tools needed to develop their own training and exercise program. This is FREE for you to attend, though registration is required.

Join us to learn how to navigate through the HSEEP process! Please see the attached announcement for further details. Should you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the CMRRC office at 207-795-2962.

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CMS Emergency Preparedness Workshop

John us for this workshop to learn about resources and meet other professionals in your area who can help with your planning process for the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule changes.    Our next workshop is Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.   Contact Kris Gammon at or 795-2962 for more details.

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Regional HVA Workshops

In coordination with our local Emergency Management Agencies (EMA’S), the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) workshops we have discussed at our recent CMS EP Workshops have been scheduled in each of our four counties (Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford and Kennebec).    We encourage you to attend one of these workshops to learn how to navigate through the risk assessment process with the Kaiser Permanente HVA tool and to assist you with completing your organizations HVA.  The goal of these workshops is to have organizations walk out with a completed risk assessment to continue with their emergency preparedness journey!    All workshops listed on the attached memo are scheduled from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.   For planning purposes, please RSVP!

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