All SNF, NF and SNF/NF are required by Federal regulations to
“have detailed written plans and procedures to meet all potential
emergencies and disasters, such as fire, severe weather, and
missing residents” [ CFR 483.75 (m) F Tag 517 ].
California’s Health and Safety Code (H&S) and California’s
Code of Regulations – Title 22, (T22) specify the “details” that
are required in the facility emergency plan. To help you prepare
for the external disaster plan review during the annual survey
process, DHS has prepared the following optional self assessment
tool for your use.