LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: Fire Marshal Q&A Friday May 21, 2021 10-11:30amToday is your last chance to register for the MHCA sponsored Town Hall Meeting with the Maine Fire Marshal Team.
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On March 17, 2021 CMS released updated guidance to expand the Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guidelines of Appendix Z in response to adding “emerging infectious diseases” to the definition of all-hazards approach as CMS determined it was critical for facilities to include planning for infectious diseases within their emergency preparedness program. While the primary changes to Appendix Z focused on the changes as a result of the Burden Reduction Final Rule; CMS has also updated the guidance to reflect some of the following changes specific to long term care providers.
MHCA is excited to partner with members of the Maine Fire Marshal team to be able to provide homes an opportunity to hear how these changes to Appendix Z directly impact the emergency preparedness practices of each facility. This session will provide a brief introduction from the Maine Fire Marshal regarding the changes and then be followed by a panel question answer session. Participants will be able to submit questions directly to the panel for clarification on these changes.
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