CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Information
DuPage County is working closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Federal Government partners to gather additional information and Emergency Preparedness tools to share with local stakeholders regarding the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule. DuPage County does not promote, endorse, or support a particular training or toolkit. DuPage County cannot assist a local stakeholder in applying the Emergency Preparedness Rule. As more information
becomes available, it will be shared. For additional information please see the links below.
Illinois Region 8 Health Care Coalition (HCC) Meetings
The Illinois Region 8 Health Care Coalition (HCC) meetings are an excellent format to get exposure to the thought process and procedures circulating in the health care field. This meeting also provides an outlet to ask questions regarding the CMS Emergency
Preparedness Rule. The meetings will continue to be facilitated at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 1909 Spring Road in Oak Brook, if it is safe to do so. If social distancing is still necessary, the Region 8 HCC will conduct the meetings via WEBEX. This decision will be made 2-4 weeks ahead of the scheduled meeting date and invites will be sent. All meetings will start at 0830 hours and are scheduled to end at 1200 hours. See the below meeting dates. For more information, contact
Region 8 Health Care Coalition Chairperson Paul Banks via email@example.com.
- August 6, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon) - Virtual Meeting
- October 1, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon)
- December 3, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon)
- February 4, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon)
- April 1, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon)
- June 3, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon)
- August 5, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon)
- October 7, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon)
- December 2, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon)
For other Regional Health Care Coalitions, view the Public Health and Medical Services Response Regions map to
determine your region and view the Contacts list for each region.
New! CMS Emergency Preparedness Training Online Course
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a new Emergency Preparedness Training Online Course which is available on demand and learners may access it at their convenience: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. This
course is required for all State Survey Agency (SA) and Regional Office (RO) surveyors and reviewers who conduct or review health and safety or LSC surveys for the new emergency preparedness rule (EP)
requirements, which ASPR staff was integral in shaping. Non-survey professionals and other staff with a keen interest in or are responsible for ensuring compliance with regulations are also encouraged to take the course.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent Study Program (IS)
Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Training & Exercises
Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Complete Course Listing
Information from ASPR within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)