Or. Admin. R. 411-086-0320 - Emergency and Disaster Planning

An emergency preparedness plan is a written procedure that identifies a facility's response to an emergency or disaster for the purpose of minimizing loss of life, mitigating trauma, and to the extent possible, maintaining services for residents, and preventing or reducing property loss.

(1) The nursing facility must prepare and maintain a written emergency preparedness plan in accordance with the Oregon Fire Code (OFC) in OAR chapter 837, division 040 and the 2009 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code.
(2) The emergency preparedness plan must:
(a) Include analysis and response to potential emergency hazards including but not limited to:
(A) Evacuation of a facility;
(B) Fire, smoke, bomb threat, or explosion;
(C) Prolonged power failure, water, or sewer loss;
(D) Structural damage;
(E) Hurricane, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, flood, and earthquake;
(F) Chemical spill or leak; and
(G) Pandemic.
(b) Address the medical needs of the residents including:
(A) Access to medical records necessary to provide care and treatment; and
(B) Access to pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and equipment during and after an evacuation.
(c) Include provisions and supplies sufficient to shelter in place for a minimum of five days without electricity, running water, or replacement staff.
(3) The facility must notify SPD, or the local AAA office or designee, of their status in the event of an emergency that requires evacuation and during any emergent situation when requested.
(4) The facility must conduct a drill of the emergency preparedness plan at least twice a year in accordance with the OFC in OAR chapter 837, division 040 and other applicable state and local codes as required. One of the practice drills may consist of a walk-through of the duties or a discussion exercise with a hypothetical event, commonly known as a tabletop exercise. These simulated drills do not take the place of the required fire drills.
(5) The facility must annually review or update the emergency preparedness plan as required by the OFC in OAR chapter 837, division 040 and the emergency preparedness plan must be available on-site for review upon request.
(6) A summary of the facility's emergency preparedness plan must be submitted to SPD annually on July 1, and at a change of ownership, in a format provided by SPD.


Or. Admin. R. 411-086-0320
SSD 19-1990, f. 8-29-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; SPD 14-2009, f. 9-30-09, cert. ef. 10-1-09

Stat. Auth.: ORS 410.070, 410.090, & 441.055

Stats. Implemented: ORS 441.055, 441.615, OL 2007 ch. 205

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