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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 (https://surveyortraining.cms.hhs.gov), 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 cmstraininghelp@hendall.com. Surveying for the emergency preparedness requirements begins November 15th, 2017.