Understand & Apply State & Federal Requirements for Emergency Management

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[3135] Understanding & Applying the State & Federal Requirements for Emergency Preparedness
Compares and contrasts the Texas and Federal requirements; offers suggestions how certified agencies can augment current plans to remain compliant with minimum rework.


TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 11/13/2018 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Administrator Program in Houston. It is one of 15 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page.

Presentation Info:

  • Presentation Date: November 13, 2018
  • TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.25 Clock Hr(s)

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.259[d][6]emergency preparedness planning and implementation
  • §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies

Program Description:Texas Home and Community Support Service Agencies (HCSSAs) have experience with preparing, implementing, and being surveyed upon Emergency Preparedness Plans. However, now certified home health and hospice agencies also have Federal Emergency Preparedness requirements with which to comply. This presentation seeks to compare and contrast the Texas and Federal requirements and offer suggestions for how certified agencies can augment their current plans to remain compliant with minimum rework. Each agency will understand what requirements they must meet based upon their category(ies) of licensure. Obtaining policies and procedures and a plan is one thing, being prepared for survey by understanding and implementing your plan is the next step.

This presentation will illuminate the checklist agencies can use to assure they are survey ready regarding Emergency Preparedness. More importantly, they will have taken important steps to insure the safety and stability of their clients, their staff members, and their companies. No one can totally prevent disasters and emergencies, but focused preparation will help mitigate their impacts.

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Learners will apply disaster preparedness rules, regulatory changes, and requirements related to patient care during a disaster into their disaster preparedness planning and agency operations.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Kay Hollers, RN, MPH, COS-C, HCS-D, HealthCare ConsultLink

About the Presenter:
Kay Hollers
is well known to TAHCH audiences as she has been an active member or associate member since her return to Texas in 1985. Kay holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas with a major in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She also earned a post-master’s Specialist Certification in Health Care Evaluation from Wayne State University College of Nursing in Detroit. Kay taught Public Health Nursing at Michigan State University and has practiced in and consulted with home health and hospice agencies large and small, public and private. Kay likes to share her experiences and knowledge with audiences and has been a frequent presenter for TAHCH conferences and seminars.


[3135] Understanding & Applying the State & Federal Requirements for Emergency Preparedness

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