Emergency Preparedness Resources

The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) is responsible for the oversight of emergency preparedness and planning for licensed and regulated health care facilities in Florida. To ensure the safety of all residents and patients in these facilities, the Agency has established guidelines to follow when planning for natural or man-made emergencies/disasters.

Emergency System

The Agency requires all licensees providing residential or inpatient services to use an Agency approved database for reporting its emergency status, planning or operations. The currently approved database is the web-based EMResource.

On July 1, 2017, FLHealthSTAT will replace EMResource as the online database. As part of this transition we are granting users access to the system to familiarize themselves with layout and navigation, set up facility pages, designate a safety liaison/primary contact, enter additional facility contacts, and add/audit users.  All existing EMResource user accounts have been transferred into FLHealthSTAT. For informational materials concerning FLHealthSTAT, please visit the Florida Department of Health's Florida Health Alert Network website.

Emergency Management Planning Criteria

Many licensed health care facilities are required by statute or rule to have an approved comprehensive emergency management plan (CEMP). The plan must include:

Current CEMP Forms

County Emergency Management Offices

Plan Review Contacts [PDF]




AHCA Emergency Resources

Other Emergency Resources

Consumer Emergency Preparedness Information